There is so much buzz in the media this past year regarding the negative impact of Bisphenol A or BPA that is found in polycarbonate sports bottles. BPA supposedly may cause neurilogical and behavioral problems in fetues, babies, and kids. It has also been said that adult exposure to BPA is likely to affect the brain, female reproductive system, and the immune system. Polycarbonate is used to make water cooler jugs, sports bottles, baby bottles, and other food containers.
Disposable water bottles or PET have also been filling up our landfills at an exponential rate. In California, roughly three million water bottles are trashed every day. Antimony is a potentially toxic material used in making PET. A scientist in Germany found that the longer a bottle of water sits around, the more antimony it develops. High concentrations of antimony can cause nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. Some believe that keeping bottled water in high temperatures allows the chemicals to leach into the water, such as living water bottles in a hot car during the summer.
In order to combat these concerns and fears, many have turned to stainless steel water bottles from companies like Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteen bottles are made of a sanitary 304 grade stainless steel that will not leach any kind of chemicals. You can also select which type of cap you prefer with your bottle that are either made of polypropylene or stainless steel that are also non-leaching. Each of these bottles are available in four different sizes, seven different colors, and your choice of caps. Now you can hydrate yourself and not worry. Just fill up your bottles using your home filtration system, reverse osmosis system, or distiller.