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Are Nalgene Bottles Safe?

Some older Nalgene bottles contain BPA, or Bisphenol A.  You can read more about BPA here, but the lowdown is that it's been known to cause a variety of horrifying side effects, from early onset puberty to cancer.  

In 2008, a company official for Nalgene said, "Based on all available scientific evidence, we continue to believe that Nalgene products containing BPA are safe for their intended use. However, our customers indicated they preferred BPA-free alternatives, and we acted in response to those concerns."

Nalgene Choice has a line of BPA-free bottles.  Other options include SIGG, Klean Kanteen, and the fabu Vapur!

Meanwhile, if you have an older Nalgene bottle with BPA, don't put hot beverages in it and don't put in in the microwave!