Published: November 24, 2014

    What is BPA?

    Why Should I Be Worried?

    BPA is an abbreviation for biphenol A, which is an industrial chemical used to make many types of plastics and resins. These often are used to make water bottles and food containers. Resins that contain BPA also are used to coat the inside of cans, bottle tops and even water supply lines.

    Some people are growing more concerned over the wide use of BPA. Some clinical studies suggest that BPA may seep into drinks and food from containers made of BPA.

    FDA maintains that BPA is safe at the low levels that are common in our foods and beverages. Still, FDA continues to review this topic, and many consumers try to avoid drinks and food containers containing BPA. We at Pelican think that avoiding unnecessary exposure to products with BPA is advisable, given that it is fairly easy to do.

    Some of the ways that consumers can avoid BPA exposure include:

    • Buy BPA-free products: More products that are BPA-free are hitting the market. Note that some plastics made from BPA may contain the recycle codes 3 or 7, so keep an eye out on those product labels.
    • Reduce use of canned foods: Many of these cans are lined with a resin that contains BPA.
    • Be careful of the microwave: The NIH advises against microwaving containers that contain BPA. Use glass, ceramic or porcelain containers in the microwave instead.

    One BPA-free product to consider is the Pelican H2Go Stealth Sport Bottle. This sleek bottle curves slightly in the middle for a better grip. And best yet, it is made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester, so you never have to worry about BPA exposure when you drink.

    With our BPA-free products, you can reduce your exposure to BPA, drink purer, cleaner water, and help save the environment!