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watermatters stainless steel bottles made Global TV’s news hour repeatedly this weekend due to Mountain Equipment Co-op’s groundbreaking announcement that it will stop selling plastic water bottles and food containers containing the controversial chemical bisphenol A .
This decision by MEC is already having significant impact on consumer awareness about the dangers of BPA and drinking from plastic. It sets a new standard for water bottle retailers.
Studies indicate dangerous health effects even at very low levels of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone disruptor that mimics estrogen.
BPA leaches from hard plastic Nalgene bottles made with #7 polycarbonate plastic. It’s use in the manufacture of plastic baby bottles is particularly alarming.
Environmental groups like Toronto-based Environmental Defence and mothers’ blogging groups like momsspeakup.com and blogher.com have been actively campaigning to ban the use of bisphenol A in Canada. BPA is currently under review by Health Canada.
The Global TV news broadcast began with shots of a Nalgene bottle being filled with water. The feature ended with water filling the new alternative – a watermatters stainless steel water bottle made by Klean Kanteen.