- 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.
- FACT: 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.
You Will Need
- A major retailer or outdoor store
- BPA-free plastic or metal products