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Does arrowhead water bottles have bpa in their plastic bottle packaging?

We have these delivered to our home.

 
LavenderRose10

Asked by LavenderRose10 at 5:34 AM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • The big Arrowhead water bottles (for water coolers) are #7 plastic, which is bad for leaching BPA. On the other hand, most single-use water bottles are made of #1 polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE). These bottles, if old, reused or heated, may release two phthalates: Di(2-ethylhexyl adipate), or DEHA, and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), which are possible human carcinogens, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    You can identify better plastics by the recycling code numbers stamped in them. Look for reusable bottles made of:
    #2 (HDPE, high-density polyethylene, the most widely recyclable), #4 (LDPE, low-density polyethylene), or #5 (PP, polypropylene).
    These plastics have not been found to release BPA or phthalates.
    SAHM_USAF

    Answer by SAHM_USAF at 10:47 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Does it have a recycling number on the bottom of the container? If the number is 7 or higher, then it does contain BPA. Email the company to double check though. Good luck!
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 5:40 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I'm pretty much assuming @ this point if it doesn't say BPA free then it has it in it. Good idea about emailing customer support! PS did you know BPA is in the lining of cans too, even those used for drinks like soda.
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 8:04 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Yes!!! I checked the bottle & it's a 7. So that means it's leaching bpa and we are ingesting it daily!!! I think I'm going to email them & decide if we will stop getting water from that company.
    LavenderRose10

    Comment by LavenderRose10 (original poster) at 3:51 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Sahm USAF that was informative. Thanks!!!
    LavenderRose10

    Comment by LavenderRose10 (original poster) at 3:56 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

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