Friday, April 18, 2008

Nalgene to nix BPA bottles due to consumer health concerns

Associated Press - April 18, 2008 10:25 AM ET
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Hard-plastic Nalgene water bottles made with BPA will be pulled from stores over the next few months because of consumer health concerns.
Rochester-based Nalgene said today it will substitute its Nalgene Outdoor line of polycarbonate plastic containers with BPA-free alternatives. The chemical has ben linked to neurological and behavioral problems in babies, along with certain cancers, diabetes and obesity.
With more than 6 million pounds produced in the United States each year, BPA is found in baby bottles, the liners of food cans, C-Ds and DV-Ds, eyeglasses and hundreds of household goods.