I’m Thirsty

Good morning everyone!

Several of you commented on yesterday’s tip asking about water bottles, so here is a little follow up.

If you want a reusable plastic water bottle, numbers 2 and 5 are the best.  Most Rubbermaid and Tupperware containers fall into these categories.  Some Nalgene bottles are 2 and some are 7.  Be sure to check what kind you have.  Nalgene announced this week that they will be phasing BPA out of their bottles, so in the future they should be safer.
The same holds true for baby bottles.  Many manufacturers are phasing out PBA.  Glass bottles are completely non-toxic.  Of course, if you nurse you don’t have to bother with a bottle.
So what about non-plastic options?  There are several stainless steel or enamel coated aluminum bottles on the market such as SIGG and Klean Kanteen.  If you are at home or the office, you can always use a . . . ready for it . . . glass.
Much of the bottled water we buy is nothing more than tap water.  Ironically, the regulations are stricter for tap water than bottled.  There have been many cases of bottled water being tested and it being more contaminated than tap.  The chlorine in tap water can be a problem, but if you pour it into a pitcher and let it sit for a bit, the chlorine will evaporate out.  You can also filter your water.
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