BPA-free labels, blazoned on baby toys and beverage holders, are supposed to allay fears about the notorious chemical, previously used in sturdy plastics and epoxy resins. After all, bisphenol A (BPA) has been shown to impersonate hormones such as estrogen, and it is associated—though not definitely linked—to a broad range of health problems, including cancers and cardiovascular disease.
But the “BPA-free” label may simply be a meaningless marketing ploy.
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Glass bottles might make a comeback – borosilicate is awesome stuff, but nothing about the aluminum containers that came available.