Where to Find BPA-Free Products
May 22, 2008
Companies are taking note of consumer demand by increasingly marketing products that don‘t contain the dangerous chemical BPA, which can leech from plastic products into foods, beverages, and the environment.
Here is an assortment of resources for locating and buying BPA-free products:
• Amazon.com‘s BPA-free section lists water bottles, baby bottles, and sippy cups. (However, I will be offering glass water bottles this summer with neoprene sleeves to protect them from breaking. So if you can hold out till then I would strongly recommend doing that as glass is the safest and most inert way to store your water, and far better than ANY plastic.)
• Rubbermaid says that some of its food storage containers and water bottles contain BPA, while others do not.
• Nalgene now offers BPA-free water bottles.
• Brita, which makes water filtration products, says that its pitchers and filters don‘t contain BPA.
• SC Johnson, which makes Saran brand wraps and Ziploc bags and containers, says that it doesn‘t use BPA in its products.
• The Children‘s Health Environmental Coalition offers tips for how to spot plastic household products with and without BPA.
• Consumer Reports describes its BPA test results and provides advice on choosing safe plastics.
• The Z Recommends blog posted an updated guide in February that lists children‘s feeding products that don‘t contain BPA.
• BPA-free products have even appeared on eBay.