By Lisa Frack
Naturally we rushed to dump them, exchange them, find something safer (and preferably cheaper!). And we heard the understandable question that rang throughout consumerland:
Why, oh why is there plastic in my aluminum water bottle?
At EWG we know (and knew) that all reusable aluminum water bottles are lined – because no-one likes to drink straight from aluminum. It just doesn’t taste right. In fact, we even suggested that people go with stainless steel instead to avoid the plastic liner – which we suspected might contain BPA.
Because that plastic liner happens to be an epoxy resin liner, whose “key building block,” according to the American Chemistry Council, is (you guessed it) BPA. And stainless steel doesn’t need one; unscrew that Klean Kanteen and what do you see inside? More stainless steel.
Read full post at EWG EnviroBlog