List of BPA free bottled water brands
Whether in food packaging, CDs, toys, thermal paper receipts or plastic water bottles or jugs, it is hard to escape the contact with the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). The European Agency for Food Safety (EFSA) adopted recently a new risk assessment of the substance and significantly reduced the limit for daily use. EFSA reduced the originally recommended daily intake of 50 micrograms per kilogram of body weight down to only 4 micrograms.
The French Food Safety Authority banned the use of the chemical BPA in food packaging all together. Across the EU the production of plastic baby bottles with bisphenol A has been prohibited since March 2011. The FDA however has a different view:
Based on FDA’s ongoing safety review of scientific evidence, the available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging. Source: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm064437.htm
In terms of baby bottles, in 2012 the FDA has banned the use of BPA-based Polycarbonate (PC) resins in infant feeding bottles (baby bottles) and spill-proof cups (sippy cups). A number of states in US also issued their own law to ban BPA.
What is BPA and where it is used?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is used referred to as a plasticizer for plastic products. Actually, it prevents the oxidation of the plasticizer such as phthalates and acts as a kind of stabilizer. As a raw materials of plastics BPA is part of our everyday life. Polycarbonates are used for example for the production of reusable beverage bottles, CDs, toys, baby cups or pacifier shields. Epoxy resins are used in the food industry as the foundation of protective coatings and internal linings for food and beverage cans.
BPA is also used as a color developer in thermal paper, that we touch every day when handed over the receipts from the cashier. Daily contact with these materials is certain. Through packaging residues in our food and drinks it also enters the human body!
Effect on humans and animals and the environment
BPA is a combustible and a poorly water-soluble substance that is irritating to the respiratory system and can lead to dangerous eye damage. Animal studies also demonstrate that an increased BPA concentrations in blood and urine correlates with significant effects on female fertility , the development of the sexual organs; and links it to the possible vulnerability to certain types of cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and obesity.
Especially water and soil organisms are exposed to BPA-containing recycled paper products. Therefore e.g. the environmental authorities in Germany recommend not to put credit card receipts into the recycling bin.
BPA free bottled water brands
For sure, water from the tap is more environmental friendly than bottled water. But for those who like bottled water and prefer a different taste to tapped water, there are already brands that offer bpa-free plastic water bottles.
VOSS from Norway
- artesian water from Southern Norway
- packaged in the highest quality BPA-free, PET bottles
- puried drinking water through micro-filtration, UV lighting and reverse osmosis
- no chlorine
- no flouride
- electrolyte infused
- BPA and Phthalate free recyclable bottles
- Ultra-Purified Spring Water (Reverse Osmosis, Carbon & Sediment Filtration)
- Premium BPA-free 100% recyclable bottles
- contains natural caffeine (68 mg per Liter)
- purified by Reverse Osmosis, micro filtration, and UV lighting
- 100% Recyclable BPA Free Bottle
- no chlorine
- no flouride
- OUNCE WATER
Natural Spring Water
- no additives
- BPA-free plastic bottles
Saka Alkaline Spring Water
- Alkaline Spring Water with a pH of 8.22
- no additives or ionization
- BPA free packaging
Evamor® Natural Artesian Water.
- pH 8.8-9.1 alkaline
- US source
- BPA free.
Eternal Naturally Alkaline Spring Water
- naturally Alkaline and natural occuring electrolytes
- natural pH 7.8-8.2
- BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free Bottles
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
- filtered through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock before re-emerging at its source, located at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano.
- naturally Alkaline – 8.8 PH
- BPA Free Bottles
- 100% Recycled Plastic (RPET)
- For every Liter you buy, Waiakea donates 650 Liters to those in need through our incredible partner, PumpAid.
- 9.5pH Alkaline
- BPA Free Plastic and 100% Recyclable bottles
EJU 16 SIXTEEN Bedrock Water
- Contains Vanadium and Silica
- Natural PH of 7.7
- BPA-free 100% recyclable bottle
- 9.5+ pH Alkaline Charged Water
- BPA free bottles
Big mouth BPA- free bottled water
- All single serve bottles from 8 ounces to 3 liter, as well as 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon bottles are completely BPA-free
- Additionally, all 5-gallon bottles are made of PET #1 plastic which is also BPA-free.
- 3-gallon bottles are currently made from polycarbonate #7 plastic, a strong, clear and reusable type of plastic, which may contain trace levels of BPA.
- All single-serve bottles from 8 ounces to 3 liter that are made from non-recycled PET #1 plastic, as well as 1-gallon and 2.5-gallon bottles are made from non-recycled HDPE #2 plastic.
- completely BPA-free.
- All single-serve bottles from 8 ounces to 3–liter that are made from non-recycled PET #1 plastic
- 1-gallon and 2.5-gallon bottles made from non-recycled HDPE #2 plastic
- all are completely BPA-free.
- 5–gallon bottles are made of PET #1 plastic, which is BPA-free
3-gallon bottles are currently made from polycarbonate #7 plastic, a strong, clear and reusable type of plastic. In tests, water packaged in our polycarbonate bottles has been found to contain trace levels (less than 1 part per billion) of BPA. Ozarka plans to transition 3-gallon bottles to BPA-free plastic bottles in the future.
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