BPA or bisphenol-A is a chemical used to make plastics. It has been around since the 1960s. While the research is still ongoing the fact that there is some concern is raising eyebrows. To be clear, neither the EPA nor FDA has definitive data showing that BPA is harmful. They do make a recommendation to keep infants and young children away from bottles and cans that contain it. In fact most baby bottles are now made BPA free for this very reason. You will also notice these stickers becoming more and more commonly found on reuseable drinking bottles, as an indication of the publics increasing awareness on this issue.
A great way to steer clear of BPA is to make your own “bottled water” by using aBPA free reusuable drinking bottles and refilling it yourself from your Call a Cooler water cooler. Refilling these bottles with fresh filtered water for your kids school bags or for you or your partner to take to work will not only protect your family from the potential health risks asscoiated with BPA and chlorine but will also help your family budget.
Not only will a Call a Cooler Ezy Fill or a Plumbed in cooler save you money, with Earth Day 2012 about 6 weeks away, this is a great thing for the environment too!