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12/12/08 2:40 A

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Very welcome. :)

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12/11/08 1:18 P

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Thanks you SOOO much for the information about the aluminum bottles. I didn't realize they erode like that. :)

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12/11/08 12:33 A

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Stainless Steel (avoid the aluminum too). The BPA free doesn't make them last any longer, doesn't make them keep your drink cooler, doesn't make them easier to clean, etc.
Avoid the aluminum too, the reason is that aluminum has the same effect that the BPA bottles do... it leaches things into your water (however, this can be done VISIBLY if you want to see it for yourself) take an aluminum pot for example (same aluminum content that you would get in your water bottles) and use a steel wool pad on it (no soap or any other additives, just steel wool). You will see that the aluminum actually erodes into your dishwater. Now this is obviously an extreme example, but it WILL do that in a less extreme amount each time it is used... not a pretty thought.
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Learned that when I was buying cookware.... but it applies to the water bottles too.

Edited by: KRYSTYL_ROSE at: 12/12/2008 (02:39)
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12/10/08 9:33 P

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I've gone to stainless/aluminum water bottles both for the health reason and also for durability. It seems that no matter how often I washed them, the plastic ones would start to smell funky after about a year, and eventually I would always drop & crack them. My aluminum bottle may be dented up, but it's still functional and funk free!

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12/10/08 1:55 P

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Thats what I was thinking. In my opinion, now matter how "safe" they say it is, it is STILL plastic.

Of course, this is coming from someone who DOES NOT trust the FDA.


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12/10/08 1:44 P

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Mel, My opinion do not have any scientific support, it is just an opinion...

I would stick with the aluminum/steel ones. soon or later they will find another compound in plastic that is harmful to our health.

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12/10/08 1:09 P

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I'm asking for water bottles for Christmas, and I've decided to ask for Stainless steel or aluminium instead of plastic.

My avoidance of plastic is from a health standpoint as well as environmental. I know that the plastic bottles leach toxins into the water and I avoid it at all costs.

But, now I'm seeing more and more BPA free water bottles available...so my question is:

Are these bottles safer or better for the environment, or should I stick to the stainless steel or aluminium?


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