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    Water Bottle being pulled off shelves

    Just a heads-up to anyone who may own a Mountain Equipment Co-op water bottle made from polycarbonate plastic. See news article in link below:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...tory/National/

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    i skimmed the article earlier, i guess it's polycarbonate in general that's bad. Gives off a chemical the is similar to estrogen so it's screwing with peoples hormones.

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    Hm. I guess I've got some serious thinking to do. I have an illness that gets worse from increased estrogen levels, and I do use my polycarbonate water bottle a great deal. Bummer.
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    Soma polypropylene water bottles. Couple bucks more, but no awful plastic taste.

    [edit: Oh, polycarbonate is Nalgene bottles. Scratch the awful plastic taste then. I was thinking of the regular, cheapie water bottles that leach like crazy.]

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    Dayum another chemical that will kill us I have used the polyethylene Nalgene bottles for years, I like the Lexan (polycarbonate) because they don't absorb orders and were easier to keep clean. I also use the stainless ones and have started using them more and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Dayum another chemical that will kill us I have used the polyethylene Nalgene bottles for years, I like the Lexan (polycarbonate) because they don't absorb orders and were easier to keep clean. I also use the stainless ones and have started using them more and more.

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    I think it's time I invested in a company that makes glass water bottles for sports. Anyone know of any?

    BTW, I'm sure they'll eventually find something wrong with Stainless Steel bottles.
    Last edited by Alfster; 12-08-07 at 09:58 AM. Reason: added text

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Dayum another chemical that will kill us I have used the polyethylene Nalgene bottles for years, I like the Lexan (polycarbonate) because they don't absorb orders and were easier to keep clean. I also use the stainless ones and have started using them more and more.
    I've got one of those stainless bottles for work. I guess I should bite the bullet and get one for my bike, as well. They sell them where my brother works, so at least I can get one through him with a 20% discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    find something wrong with Stainless Steel bottles.
    Yeah, they weigh too much.
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