Do you know that Some Water Bottles are Linked to Diabetes?

By re1ndeer Latest Reply 2011-08-11 09:51:21 -0500
Started 2011-08-08 18:47:07 -0500

With all this warm weather we are having, a lot of us are carring around water bottles. Are Your water bottles Safe?

I found this article from ABC News, back in September 2008. Stating that water bottles, baby bottles etc.and some can foods contain BPA a product that is not good for the enviroment, and can cause illness.

Here is the article :

I think it is a must read for everyone.

21 replies

SushiMousr 2011-08-11 02:37:40 -0500 Report

A few years ago there was a government ban on using BPA bc it was supposedly also linked to autism. No plastic products for infant or children will contain BPA and there should be few to none in other plastics. Good call out tho!

wes69 2011-08-09 22:40:35 -0500 Report

I read years ago plastic bottles were unhealthy so I use a stainless steel bottle. The water actually tastes better out of a steel bottle to me, they have nice ones at bed bath and beyond.

JDCA2025 2011-08-09 16:20:39 -0500 Report


It's crazy to think that a baby sucking on the wrong bottle today will eventually get diabetes because of it.

Sobering bit of information, even moreso considering how hard it is to find anything with BPA in it.

jayabee52 2011-08-09 18:58:53 -0500 Report

Howdy Stoyan, where'd that information come from? I don't see it anywhere in the context of this particular discussion.

JDCA2025 2011-08-11 09:51:21 -0500 Report

It's from the article. It's a bit of extrapolating on my part I will admit, but it comes from the section where it says this chemical is in a ton of products made for babies, and the fact that the higher your BPA intake, the higher your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

So to me, it seemed that alot of these products that kids ingest today might inadvertently be causing them major health problems down the road.

Hence " it's crazy to think that a baby sucking on the wrong bottle today will eventually get diabetes because of it". In hindsight, probably should've put could.

RachelChavezCA 2011-08-09 15:50:44 -0500 Report

I've been using the BPA free bottles for quite some time now. I went through a couple like the nalgene and the britta but the ones I really like are the contigo water bottles. I like them because you don't have to unscrew a lid, you just push the button and it opens the mouth. It's also a small opening so I don't spill it all over myself like I used to with the wider mouth ones. :) This feature is also great at the gym since I'm a little clumsy and I don't like to use 2 hands to drink while I'm on the treadmill. You can get them online or at Target but we got ours at costco, the 3 pack was $18. They are BPA free and dishwasher safe and super durable. The lids also have a clip which is great! Just my opinion :)

jayabee52 2011-08-08 18:57:27 -0500 Report

I have a Brita filter bottle I bought at walmart for about $10. It is BPA free. I like it a lot, and I don't have to buy bottled water when I'm out and about.

Of course they'll find something wrong with that too, eventually.

re1ndeer 2011-08-08 19:06:21 -0500 Report

Thanks James. I too have a Brita Water Filter Pitcher at home. But, when I'm out in this warm weather I carry a aluminum bottle, that I fill with the Brita water. I have not seen the new Brita filter bottle as of yet. Hopefully I will purchase one of these soon.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-08 18:56:52 -0500 Report

We too caryy a plastic water bottle in the car, but remove it after thedrive abouts. We never drink if it is left in the car overnite! How did we ever get along wihtout a bottle of the H2O in the50s and 60s as I grew up! Sounds like "having to carry a cell phone" !! Mom always had hard candy in the glove compartment in a tin for us and her! She was very wise! We use the Britta filter at our house, I cannot see "buying" bottled water! Thats a crock when we have good Finger lakes water in our backyard!! Grandpa Bill

re1ndeer 2011-08-08 19:03:11 -0500 Report

Thanks for your response. Do you use a bottle that you take with you from the Brita you use at home? Check to see if it is a well approved bottle for carrying liquids.
I don't remember ever carrying a bottle in the 50's and 60's. We would normally stop at a water fountain for a drink or where I'm from they were called "Bubblers."

healthcoach97 2011-08-09 14:38:35 -0500 Report

I've seen commercials for the new britta water bottle. You can guy it for $10 at Target, but you'll need to keep buying replacement filters for it.

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