Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nalgene going back to HDPE

Maybe you heard the chatter that Nalgene's hard plastic, Lexan bottles are toxic.
It goes something like this: studies have indicated drinks stored in such containers, can contain trace amount of Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that interferes with the body's natural hormonal messaging system, and can cause cancer.

The same studies found that repeated reuse of such bottles, which get dinged up through normal wear and tear and while being washed, increases the chance that chemicals will leak out of the tiny cracks and crevices that develop over time.

Nalgene, the leading maker of Lexan bottles, has maintained that the bottles are safe. However, the company also just announced it will increase its line of HDPE plastic bottles. These are the old-school, soft, milky-colored ones my parents used in the 1970s.
Have an old one in the garage? Break it out and be a trend setter.

3 comments:

Teleken said...

Ha! I never stopped using my milky nalgenes. I can't even remember how old they are now maybe 19? Funny thing is the Deep Rock style 5 gallon jugs are the bad plastic and they are all over the place these days.

UltraRob said...

Almost all my bottles are still the old milky ones. Did you know they're lighter than the Lexan ones? I don't remember the exact weight difference but I once saw a comparison.

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