Why We Use BPA-free Plastic For Our Water Bottles?

Water is an essential element for all life. Without it, we die. Not getting enough causes our bodies to be at risk of many illnesses .

We all know about the need to stay hydrated . At the same time, our awareness of the negative effects of dehydration is growing. More and more people are aware of the need to drink water throughout the day as we work, exercise and go about our daily activity.

A water bottle is a convenient and popular way of carrying water with you because it’s always within reach when you need to hydrate. Choosing a stylish water bottle is important for personal motivation. Along with style, we must also think safety.

Studies around plastic toxicity are not always conclusive one way or another. However, our view is we should aim for the highest standards possible for ourselves and our families. That is Tritan, a BPA-free plastic material.

It’s better to be safe now than sorry later down the track.

What Is BPA and Its Effects on Our Health?

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You’ve probably seen many plastic bottles with a BPA-free tag. What exactly is BPA and BPA-free?

BPA is an abbreviation of bisphenol A. It’s a member of the bisphenol family. It is a common raw material used in the manufacture of epoxy based can lining and polycarbonate containers and bottles.

Trace amounts of BPA is commonly detected in PET bottles. When PET is stored for long periods of time or reused, it can degrade over time. This produces BPA. This will then get into the liquid contents of the bottle or container. That liquid is ingested by you.

BPA is a hormone-like compound. It disrupts endocrine activity and competes with normal hormones. In other words, BPA acts like a hormone that affects your body’s healthy functions.

It can also affect the production of your hormones. BPA may affect the transportation and function of hormones inside your body.

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The esteemed Harvard School of Public Health showed that exposure to BPA can interfere with the reproductive development of animals. They also state that BPA is linked to diabetes and cardiovascular disease in humans.

People who have higher levels of BPA in their urine are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.

BPA is known as a faux estrogen. It’s been linked to several serious conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Infertility
  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Problems
  • ADHD

In some cases, these problems have been passed to offspring. That means BPA affects people’s genes and is passed to future generations.

Advantages of Using BPA Free Bottles

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Government agencies around the world have cleared the use of Tritan in food grade plastic bottles. Tritan has been tested extensively by four independent clinical laboratories.

The results showed it to be free of all estrogenic and androgenic activity. It’s called EA free. It has no BPA or any chemical that imitates estrogen.

The benefits of Tritan include:

  • Tritan is one tough material. It’s reusable, and you don’t have to worry about it shattering.
  • It’s much lighter than glass. Tritan can be used without the fear of it breaking.
  • Tritan is odor and taste free.
  • It’s stain resistant.
  • Tritan is dent- and shatter-proof.
  • Tritan is dishwasher safe. It can be washed multiple times without significant deterioration of the material. No more shattering due to being washed on the hot cycle.
  • The material is resistant to high temperatures.
  • Tritan has amazing clarity. It has around 90% light transmittance and a good gloss finish.

64hydro and the BPA-Free Future

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When choosing a water bottle, you don’t want to negate the good that water does for your body. You don’t want to choose chemical laden bottles containing BPA.

You should always aim for quality, and high standards when it comes to plastic water bottles.

Tritan is totally safe to use. You can always rely on 64Hydro to help you easily carry water safely in a BPA-free bottle. Your health is too important not to.