Among the basic products in the Promotional products sector is your logo water bottle. It is useful, inexpensive and comes in literally thousands of styles and colors. Promotional water bottles are made from a number of materials. The most common are soft plastics. In recent decades, the polycarbonate water bottle has been the most popular style and the standard by which others are measured. The plastic has brilliant clarity and colour which offers a striking background for corporate branding.
But, polycarbonate plastics in Food and beverage containers have come increasingly under fire, over the previous year, because of the existence of the chemical compound bisphenol A (BPA) found in the plastic. The substance was used in commerce for more than 50 years, and is used in products from water and baby bottles, to CDs, optical lenses, as well as sporting gear. The current science of bisphenol A is inconclusive and controversial. I believe all scientists agree that bisphenol A is a very low level toxin. It mimics the body’s own hormones, specifically estrogen, and functions as an endocrine disruptor. However, for decades, it had been considered to be secure in the very low doses that would leach from a jar or a container into a food or beverage. These plastics are also believed to be very stable, especially with cold beverages.
Then in the late nineties, a few Scientists started to report that the possibility of low dose effects by the chemical. It has since been suggested these harmful effects include premature physical maturation and growth in children, carcinogenic effects, neurological effects and even obesity. In April of 2008, Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement announced that Canada plans to prohibit the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles in Canada. Also in 2008, both Walmart and Toys-R-Us have said they will cease the sale of those bottles in their Canadian shops.
The position of bpa free water bottle singapore is still safe for human use of all ages, and they are monitoring and analyzing the science as it becomes available. The FDA asserts that the evidence does not show cases of cancer, miscarriage or birth defects in humans from low dose exposure to BPA plastics, and that there is not currently a security concern in using food grade BPA plastics.