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How to Buy BPA-Free Water Bottles

Watch more How to Go Green at Home videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to buy water bottles that are free of the chemical BPA. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get rid of BPA Recycle or throw out old containers made of hard, clear plastic, because they are likely to contain BPA that can leach into your drinking water. Tip Old products containing BPA are usually labeled with plastic number 7, but being in the number 7 class doesn't necessarily mean the plastic contains BPA. Step 2: Shop for BPA-free products Look for a label that says BPA-free or bisphenol-A-free on the packaging of water bottles at major retailers like Wal-Mart or an outdoor store. Tip Many products developed since 2008 have the same hard, clear plastic look but are made from a BPA-free plastic called Tritan copolyester. Step 3: Try metal If you don't find a BPA-free plastic to replace your water bottle, buy a BPA-free stainless steel or aluminum sports drinking bottle instead. Did You Know? Many common carbon-less cash register receipts are coated in a layer of BPA -- as much as 100 milligrams of the substance per receipt can potentially rub off and be absorbed.
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