Monday, April 21, 2008

BPA-Free Camelbaks - A Giveaway!!

You have heard of BPA (Bisphenol-A), right? It seems to be all the rage (no pun intended!) these days, especially with mommy bloggers. I haven't blogged about it yet. Not sure why. Blame it on time, popularity, or whatever.

I've always been a bit of tyrant in regards to water bottles in our house. I wouldn't let them go in the dishwasher and went crazy when someone (ahem, Matt) would put juice or Gatorade in the bottles. I've known for a long time that "something" leached out of the plastic and that heat and acidic drinks increased the leaching, but until last year, I hadn't paid attention to exactly what. By then it was becoming widely known that it wasn't just our water bottles leaching the chemical but also some sippy cups and baby toys. That "something" was BPA.
BPA is most commonly found in plastic water and baby bottles, food and beverage can linings and dental sealants, but it doesn't always stay there. The chemical has been found to leach into consumed food and liquids. There is some debate about whether BPA is actually harmful to humans (the potential hazards are scary!), but regardless of its effects, I like to keep any chemicals out of my family's bellies.
Because I want our reusable bottles to be healthy both for the planet and for my family, last year we opted to replace most of our plastic bottles with metal bottles. While we love our new water bottles, there are times that I miss our clear bottles. As my mother-in-law pointed out, sometimes it is nice to see how much you have had to drink.
Luckily, Camelbak* now makes a great BPA-free water bottle AND Camelbak is giving BPA-free bottles away to Greenstylemom readers! I have SIX PAIRS of Camelbak's Better Bottles with the Classic Cap to giveaway . These are perfect-sized, 24oz bottles in orange and green. They also have a nice wide mouth - great for filling with ice.
In order to win, please comment and tell me why you feel BPA-free bottles are important OR tell me where you first heard about BPAs. Also be sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. The contest will be open until Sunday, April 27th at 11:59pm MST. On Monday I'll randomly choose and announce the winners.
*In case you are wondering like me, Camelbak's hydration paks are all BPA-free also!

This post is participating in the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival! And unable to ship overseas - sorry! And check back next week for another giveaway!

199 comments:

AnnieM said...

As hard as I tried, neither of my babies ever took a bottle. Thankfully my boobies are BPA-free! I'm hoping my kids have had minimal exposure?

Ornery's Wife said...

Wow. I don't guess I really knew what the actual term for the chemicals that leached out was, but over the last year we have gone away from storing in plastic--especially things that we microwave to reheat. It has been difficult to find glass products that will freeze and reheat to use for Ornery's lunches, but we have pretty well done away with all our plastic storage containers.

These water bottles look like an awesome deal. We drink out of nalgenes exclusively, but I don't know if they are BPA free. I'd love to win, though!
TM

Queen Mimi said...

I am so Frustrated about the water bottle thing. First, I try to be healthy and drink more water, so I bought bottles of water so I had NO excuse. Then, I thought this is crazy because I have a water filter in my fridge. So, I started filling up my own water bottle. My husband is a Fireman and we have been given many of these water bottles as give aways. In fact, I just got a new one complete wiht a built in straw from the hospital where I work. Then, I hear on TV (King 5) about the BPA concern. Viewers were to look at their water bottles and plastics for the symbol on the bottom. Guess what? None of my water bottles even HAVE a Symbol. So you see...I'd love to win one of your bottles. Two would be nice so I could share with Mr Hubby so we can drink safe water when riding our bikes around the loop in Wenatchee. Enjoyed your site by the way.
~Pam~ Queenpammers@myway.com

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

I knew I could count on you for an awesome giveaway! I didn't know camelbak was making these. Good to know!! Great giveaway, mama.

Dawn said...

I think I heard about BPA's first from blogging. We've slowly been getting rid of as much of the plastic in our kitchen as possible. I love the way the glass containers look in the cupboard when I open the door and the sun hits them. Your blog is the first place I heard about BPA's in dental sealants! ;0 My kids have those.

emerzim said...

I'm sooo excited about this giveaway! Camelbaks are my favorite and I had heard rumors that they were going to come out with a BPA free version. This just made my week.

BPA free bottles are important because I drink water for the health of my body. Why sabotage that by adding icky chemicals?

mom2syd said...

That is a great giveaway, Kristen! I just bought our first Siggs last week when they were having a 30% off coupon...I can't wait to get them. I've read about the BPA stuff on blogs, but now seeing all the stories in the news made me want to switch.

Steph (Sydney's Mom)

Gray Matters said...

Great giveaway. I got the kids all squared away with the BPA free SIGG water bottles so it would be nice to take care of one for myself.

The Cole Mine said...

I think I heard about going BPA free through the Soft Landing Baby Blog...I didn't realize putting our water bottles in the dish washer was bad (makes sense, I should have known) but we have gone away from heating plastics in the microwave and I try to give Riley BPA free toys (sassy makes a bunch). That being said, we need some new water bottles around here. Thanks for posting about this!

M.A. said...

Ummmm...just found out about them NOW! Uh oh! :O I'd love to win them now!

Geggie said...

I love this! Gosh, I first heard of BPAs years ago, maybe 7 or 8 years ago. I'm torn, because I hate the waste of buying bottled water, but glass isn't always convenient. I was just thinking that I'd be buying a SIGG stainless bottle in the next few days/weeks.

Nalgene is ceasing the production of bottles with BPA, so that's good.

Thanks for the info!

geg5150@gmail.com

Ursula said...

I have always been wary about plastics and only recently learned about Canada's ban of BPA's. I have been wanting to break my husband of his disposable water bottle addiction, and the BPA news is helping.

Robyn said...

I was watching the Today show this morning and on the coffee table in front of Matt was a variety of "bad" bottles, and my beloved Camelbak was on there! I was so upset! They didn't even mention that Camelbak is going to be BPA free soon, so I thank you for posting that happy news here.

sara said...

I love Camelbacks! I first heard about the BPAs a few years back, and stopped using my old bottles right then. I could sure use one of these!

Carmen said...

I first heard about BPAs on a blog (can't remember which one). Thankfully my son refused to take a bottle and as it turns out, the sippy cups I chose luckily are BPA. Now I have him drinking out of a stainless steel cup, so we're okay on that front anyway. I'm Canadian and I'm pleased to see Canada taking a stand.

These CamelBak bottles look great. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

i heard about it on the today show. i went right in and threw all of our nalgene bottles away. these would be a great replacement.

Playful Professional said...

Honestly this is the first time that I've heard about BPA bottles but they sound great. Thanks for the chance to win one.

oh amanda said...

I've heard of them--but I think this is the first time I've ever heard a good description of them!

Angela Miller said...

I have heard a lot of talk about BPA on the message boards. I have been drinking a ton of water lately. Nursing makes me so thirsty. I drink out of a glass at home, but take a water bottle with me everywhere I go. I'm sure the bottle I am drinking out of isn't BPA safe. I haven't even checked it.

michelle said...

It has been just recently that I heard about BPA. My husband was the one who mentioned it to me after listening to something on the radio. Having two young children has me very concerned about the types of products we have in our house and what they are exposed to. Just when you think you have done all you can to eliminate certain chemicals around your house, you learn of a new one. I would love to win a safer water bottle. We used to use a lot of bottled water and this is one of the next steps I want to take towards protecting my family. It gets very expensive trying to change over all items like purchase safer cleaners, organic foods, less harmful paints, etc.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Barb said...

BPA is one of the things I learned about from other bloggers. The potential ramifications are really scary, especially considering the exposure that babies could get through their bottles. I'm glad to see you posting about this!

barbaralynnthornton at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I learned about BPA quite a while ago but was brought to my attention again by the Nature Mom Blog. When my girls were little we used plastic without worry. Now of course I am angry about it. Too late for them but I have a 4 year old now who will benefit from this knowledge.

Melissa said...

I second what someone said above--none of my water bottles even have a number on the bottom! I have been using my stainless steel coffee mug for water, but I would love a new water bottle!

SB said...

I must be WAY behind. I didn't know anything about BPA. ARGH! I f I don't win, I have to go buy one now.

Hannah said...

Oh my! I didn't realize that Nalgene bottles have BPA in the mix. Gross. I'd love to win (or eventually buy! haha) one of the Camelbak bottles. My fiance and I take our Nalgenes EVERYWHERE! Seriously, we drink a whole one in the car on the way to church. And our bottles are old too. I'm getting really grossed out.
(hannah.tripp@gmail.com)

Julie said...

I don't really know much about BPA, but I have a camelbak bottle that I love!!

Julie
www.xanga.com/parresia
julanne (dot) wilson (@) gmail (dot) com

hetz-junk said...

Learned about BPA while pregnant and drinking from a Nalgene bottle. That bottle is gone now and my little one uses Born Free.

Danielle said...

Our pediatrcian first told us.

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

corrin said...

I just heard about these not long ago and would love to try one.

corrinrenee@gmail.com

Carrie said...

First heard about them a couple months ago, right after we got new Nalgene bottles for Christmas. :( We're still using them, but I would love to switch to something that is BPA free! Please enter me!

Mama Luxe said...

These would be perfect for my husband since they around all froufrou. I first heard about BPA from Liz at Mom-101.

mamaluxe at gmail dot co

Tabitha said...

Your post was very enlightening! I did not know about BPA, but now would really love to have a BPA free bottle for every member of our family! These look great, thanks:)

MacKenzie said...

I have heard about BPA from the news and a number of blogs but haven't started doing anything about it yes since I didn't know I had an option other than going to glass - which isn't so practical. I'm so glad you shared this info, it especially makes me feel good about using my old camelbac for hikes still. I try to have a water bottle with me all the time so I would love one of these.

rccalyn said...

Ah, I want so badly to change all of our water bottles to the good kind. But why are they so expensive? I guess since people are buying them anyways, because of all the press about the BPA-junk. It's so scary to think how long we've been subjecting ourselves to this crap, without knowing it! At least they are telling us about every single new problem with it!

Lesha said...

I never heard of anything like that, but I'm very interested. Thanks! :)

Jawan said...

This giveaway comes at the PRIME time! I have recently stopped nursing my 9 month old daughter and wanted to stock up on some BPA free bottles since I threw all my all bottles away I used with my older sons. I first heard of BPA from a sweet close friend of mine who had her baby two months ago. She went out and bought all glass bottles and I am about to do the same. These BPA free water bottles would be great for my older son! Thanks!

Shelly said...

Reusable bottles are the best, and the thought of ingesting chemicals while trying to be healthy and hydrate is kind of scary

Sarah said...

Heard about BPA in college- and I enjoy using reusable bottles- so much better than throwing the others away.

Jenny B. said...

Right on Sister, that icky petroleum based plastic is everywhere. Amazing the things we "swallow" without giving any thought to whether or not it's the right thing to do.

gigere said...

I heard about BPA's first through various blogs. Great giveaway!

JL said...

I first heard about BPA from a friend and have since gotten glass glasses and a different water bottle, but would love new bottles because we used Avent with our daughter and if we have more kiddos, I will want to get new bottles.
Julie
3cookieday[at]gmail[dot]com

Smellyann said...

Oh, these are awesome bottles. I have always had a problem keeping decent water bottles without that nasty stinky taste, and now I can! Thanks!

Nicol said...

I first heard about it a several months ago when my dd was using a bottle. I heard that many of the baby bottles had this in it. I was freaked.

Thankfully we are off bottles and needing something better for the grownups!

nor_lou said...

I heard about BPa on Z recconends and some science magazine. I would like to have my girl drink healthy water without the container contaminating it

Lydia said...

I like using water bottles all the time, especially when I play sports. I don't want to be contaminating myself as I drink something that's supposed to be good for me!

delightfulconfection[at]gmail[dot]com

Jenna said...

I first heard about the dangers of plastics from my husband's uncle, a cancer researcher. He has warned us for many years about the dangers of heating things in plastic in the microwave, so I almost never do... I would love to win these water bottles!

jenny said...

i could realy use thisi want my littleone to besafe thanks

charmed said...

I had never heard of any of this. I guess you can learn something new every day.

Queen B said...

I've just been reading about this lately. I didn't even know about these!!! Thank you.

U.M.M. said...

I had never heard of BPAs before today. That is so scary to think about. It makes me want to throw every water bottle in my house away. So new bottles would come in handy! I'd love to win! Thank you for the chance =)

The Princess said...

My mom told me about these water bottles. Thanks!!!

Richelle said...

I want to keep my family healthy and BPA free!

Tiffany said...

The today show today showed a woman saying that she choose to breast feed because she did not want to use plastic bottles. I yelled at the TV well you don't have to work full time! (I was little upset at her choice to breast feed what about the fact that breastmilk is specially made for each individual baby - something that formula is not.) Well back to the main point using BPA free things helps gives our children a better shot at life and helps to prevent possible cancer and prevent our children from maturing too early (that is one reason my 3 year old gets hormone free milk. I am going to switch to glass bottles as soon as I have enough money in my paypal account - I can't buy them locally I have to order them online.

cmwheeler said...

I can't remember where it was that I first heard about chemical leaching in plastics - but I do recall that it was pretty shortly after my son was born. A severe allergic reaction (that resulted in several weeks recovery in the hospital) kept my son from being able to breastfeed (I was devastated) and then it seemed like giving a bottle was even worse! We've worked that all out, except now the grown-ups can't bring any water on the road. Camelback's new BPA-free bottles sure would come in handy!

leigh said...

no more chemicals for me please!

Not-as-Newlyweds said...

I was so sat to first hear about PBA in hard plastics only a week or two ago. I have a beloved Nalgene that I'll have to stop using. My sister-in-law introduced me to camelbaks over spring break, and I was very intrigued. I am a teacher and try to drink water all day to stay energized and refreshed for my students. :) This would be the perfect replacement for my Nalgene!

Hooray for PBA free plastics!

bren j. said...

BPA free bottles...so important because all the water bottles we have at home now are full of chemicals...*guilt*

Bonita said...

This is the first I've heard of these bottles and I learned a lot just from your post. We drink a LOT of water around here and these sound great.

Yarrow said...

Oh I would just love to win one. I heard about the BPA plastics from you right here. I worry aout htem alot with my three year old daughter. Finances don't permit me to buy any at this time, so....here I am trying to win one for her. Thanks.

Kara said...

I'd just recently heard about BPAs in plastics, but don't know much about it except it's not good lol. I'd love a water bottle that I know doesn't have BPA

Shannon said...

I've heard about this whole new rage...haven't paid that much attention to it all though. Maybe I should, lol. I usually figure, what doesn't kill me helps build up my immune system!

Denise said...

My husband loves plastic drinking bottles. He has about 8 that we have to throw out :( I'd love to be able to replace one for him!

Jane the Sane said...

I have a 9 month old and first heard about this issue last year on a mommy board. Pretty scary it is in so much stuff.

Tanya said...

I have a new baby and first heard about the issue on a mothering board. I was looking into bottles for breastmilk at the time and learned our old Avent bottles had BPA. Since then I have been trying to systemically get rid of our plastic bottles for the baby, sippy cups, bottles for DH and I ...

Josie said...

I think BPA free bottles are important because it's good to help the environment by using a reusable water bottle but it's not worth your health. By having a healthy water bottle you can do two things at once!

Preppy Mama said...

I literally just tossed all of my Avent bottles and sippy cups! I am totally paranoid about BPA and have been trying to replace my stuff with safe things. I have been researching and this would definitely help me out!

Andrea said...

I think BPA free bottles are SUPER important...why be putting extra chemicals and harmful ones into our bodies when you have a choice not to?

Cathy said...

I saw this on some web site and asked about it at a scout parent mtg. Everyone except me decided it wasn't worth worrying about.

cathy at domesticpsychology dot com

Qtpies7 said...

We put so much poison in our bodies that we can't help, but at least here we can do something. The more poison we can avoid, the better.

seven said...

I think BPA-free bottles are important because we don't know all the ramifications of them... they could be more dangerous than we thought, and it's better to be safe than sorry. Plus it's more eco-conscious to use a reusable bottle rather than a disposable one.

Mom 2 To Boys said...

BPA free is so important because it is an awful chemical that leaches into things it touches. I think I first heard about it from an article emailed to me but it could have been one of the many green blogs I read also. Thanks!

Naomi said...

I am a massive hypocrite. I pitched all of the BPA bottles and sippys in the house but I am drinking out of a Camelbak bite-bottle right now. The old kind. I need to upgrade...

stop by and enter my contests sometime!

Colorado Knitter said...

I am so excited that Camelback has made the move to remove BPA from their bottles! Neither I nor my family needs synthetic hormones in our daily water consumption. Our children are exposed to enough in their day to day lives as it is and there is no reason that we shouldn't avoid them whenever possible.

Ginny said...

I think BPA free things are important because the things it might do to you are pretty scary and it's so much better just to not have chemicals lying around inside of you!

Allison said...

Cool prize! I first heard about BPA's from one of these giveaway carnivals when someone had a post/giveaway related to BPA-free items. It helped when buying bottles for my baby!

lace said...

I really can't remember where or when I first heard about BPA. I am very concerned with the leaching. I bought a stainless steel bottle to keep from using plastic water bottles and love it. But I must admit they are a bit heavier than plastic. I would love a plastic bottle that was safe. These look great.

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

When I was pregnant with my first baby read about bpa's and tried to be non-toxic from the very beginning. Would love to win this bottle!
Stephanie V.

Kyra said...

BPA free is important to me because I would like my family to live as long and as healthy as possible. Why take any more chances than we probably are with our health? Would LOVE to win this because I threw all my husbands water bottles out and haven't replaced them yet! :)

bethany said...

I've just recently heard of BPA free bottles because of the new recalls...I'd love to try one!!

JNM said...

I really try to limit the harmful chemicals around my family, but its hard. I would even use this bottle for my little guy instead of his sippy cup. I 1st heard abt BPA on idealbite... an environmental newsletter/email I get. Great idea for a give. thanks.

Stretch Mark Mama said...

I've wanted one of these cups for a long time! I think I first heard about BPAs on Fake Plastic Fish's site.

Emily said...

Honestly, I had never heard about BPA's in water bottles until I just read your blog, now I'm sold on wanting BPA-free water bottles! I would love to have these to use this summer! Thanks for offering them!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

Web Designz by Kristi said...

Well, I drink out of nalgenes bottles and first heard of BPA's last night when I was reading a recall on their products because of the BPA. Anyway, thankfully, the bottles we use are the only ones not being recalled. I would LOVE to try these out!

http://webdesignzbykristi.com

laura said...

Would LOVE to win this. We're big hikers, so this would go to a good home! BPA is less important in water bottles than plastics you heat, but why risk it if you dont have to? I first heard about BPA from a blog, that linked to this website: http://www.enviroblog.org/2008/03/bpa-questions-answered.htm

I've found the website invaluable for myself, and forward to all my friends to learn about BPA too. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Happy carnivaling!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Tes283 said...

I found out about it when I was doing the Bloggie giveaway last time. I would read a little, Bookmark some for later, and others I would read because the subject matter really caught me.
The chemicals in our water bottles did.
I learn so much from other mothers. I am truly in debt to them.
I respect other peoples opinion more then the companies who "advertise" their product.

Thank you for asking.

I hope I win the "green" bottle.
Thank you for giving us a chance at a healthy prize.

Jenmomof4 said...

I had not heard of BPA until I read your post. I had seen a special on TV about looking at the bottom of your bottles to see what number was on them but I was not sure which numbers I needed to have in my house.

Thanks for all of the info. I have four children who are always filling up plastic bottles to take outside. These would be great to have...especially since they are safe!

Come visit my giveaways!

Anonymous said...

I heard about it on someones blog. This would be great to win! monk5@charter.net

Nadine said...

I've never heard of these ones. I've decided to switch to metal but haven't made the move yet. I am bad and run my Nalgenes through the dishwasher about once a week, so I really need something safer.

Amanda said...

i have just recently heard about bpa...and it scares me to think my family has been using BPA laden bottles, cups, nalgenes, etc...so we are just starting to take the plunge and head toward BPA free...its expensive! But i am also confident it is worth it. I would LOVE to win!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I worry about it because my kids have all used bottles. I breast and bottle fed and now that I have two little ones, I no longer allow heating up of milk, formula, etc. They are fine with it not being heated, but I'd love to slowly but surely phase them out!!

Elizabeth Wickland said...

I'm glad to hear that the camelback bladders are BPA free. I love camelbacks and my daughter learned how to drink out of them at a year because we hiked so much, LOL! I first heard about BPA when I learned my daughter's baby bottles had them! Ack!

Ali said...

I am always on the go and have a water bottle with me constantly. A few years ago a friend told me about BPA, but up until now I hadn't actually seen a plastic BPA free water bottle.

Heather said...

I think these are great just because they're reuseable...no more store bottled water bottles to worry about!

Ginny said...

I first learned how bad plastic was in 9th grade chemistry. I didn't fully understand it though until just a few years ago when people did start talking about BPA. The evidence I have read is very scary. I'm working on eliminating BPA from my life!

Kristen said...

Hi! I've just discoverd your blog in the last week or so. It is so strange that you would post about BPA right when I've started reading your blog. This is something that I've just recently started to worry about, but hadn't done the research yet. Your post answered many of my questions. I've been holding on to my many water bottles because I'm sorta attached to them...but I can see that I need to throw them out (and my kids' bottles too) and find some BPA free ones.

Thank you for educating people like me! You're an inspiration to me!

Marcia said...

I first heard about it on the news. It was one of those 'Your Health' reports. I started looking in the stores for that 'symbol' they said about and I couldn't find any.

The Mommy said...

I think ZRecs blog was the first place I heard about BPA. Like you though, I always kind of questioned how safe the bottles really were.

Ames said...

I've just been learning about the chemicals via NBC nightly news - it would be great to have something without :)

Hillary and Russell Jordan said...

Umm, THIS POST is the fist place I heard about the BPA-free water bottles. I desperately need one b/c my Hubby loves to drink out of his Nalgene bottle daily and now I'm terrified for his health! Thanks for the info.

Michelle said...

Hmm, I'm not sure where I first heard about it - probably in "Mothering" magazine, I think. And I think it's important for us to choose BPA-free products simply because we don't KNOW the long-term effects of these things! (I mean, look back a generation, or two, and you've got people who were only exposed to plastics containing BPAs for a short time. Then look at our kids, who are around them everywhere! What will that do to their bodies over the course of 40, 60, 80 years?)

Oh.. ahem... sorry, you didn't want a rant, did you? :-) Anyway, I'd love to win - we have a couple of Kleen Kanteens that we use right now, but I agree that it would be nice to SEE how much we're drinking, too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Fizz
fizzledink AT gmail DOT com

aahcoffee said...

My husband and I were just talking about this last night! I would lvoe to switch over to something safer, but all my brain could think was "how the heck do you keep your kids from breaking all the glasses!?!?". What a relief to know that there is another option. I'd love to win one of these so I can try them out!!!
julie_ruhlman(at)hotmail(dot)com

Someone Being Me said...

I would love to win one of those. I don't remember exactly where I heard about BPA but I know it was through one of the mom blogs I read regularly. It is really scary. I don't want to find out years down the road that something I gave my 15 month old caused him problems later on.

TheAngelForever said...

I have heard about BPA a lot, but just really started to pay attention. I now have a lot of research to do to see if my son's bottles and sippy cups contain it.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Janet said...

I have heard a bit about the BPA leaching and I think that it can't be good for you at all. I always hate hearing about the "long term" studies that are really only 2 or 3 years because that doesn't seem long enough to measure the effects of things. I hope that we are all just being worry warts and nothing is really wrong with the BPA but why take a chance?

I have seen the camelback bottles and love the idea! Thank you!

Krista said...

I'd like to give these a try as my beloved Nalgene's have BPA's in them. (yes, the classic ones do).
I've been reading back and forth on this for days and it appears that there isn't much risk to adults, only possibly to children. And once again it appears the media is blowing it out of proportion. There is a possible risk, but all testing has been done on rats/mice and humans don't digest BPA in the same way. So the effects they are postulating are basically wrong, although that's not to say they don't have some different effects on humans.
Of course I'm not a fan of putting any chemicals in our bodies we don't have to, I'm just saying that I think this is a little out of control!

Ebie said...

i'm w/ PP, why put stuff in your body that doesn't need to be there?

Granola said...

I can't say where I hear about it for sure - maybe online or maybe from one of my "green" friends. I have been slowly getting rid of the bad and replacing it with the "good" stuff. I'm raising the next generation and hoping to be a part of their lives for a long time - that's why I'm doing it.

Linds said...

I first heard about BPA's awhile ago, but didn't give it much heed because I felt like I had so much else going on...baby steps right? Recently I started looking into them again - as much as we drink water I'm realizing it's important that we aren't getting chemicals in that as well. I've looked in the metal bottle but didn't realize Camelbak had BPA free ones as well.

CanCan said...

I think I heard about it on Nature Mom's blog, then later I was inspired to start my own "green" blog and I wrote about BPA and PVC and those pages still get like 90 hits a day! No one reads my other content! There are spider webs on the other pages.
I LOVE these bottles and would love to have one. I have 2 boys so the thought of HORMONE ALTERING chemicals that mimic estrogen? IS SO GROSS! I don't want to expose them to that!

Audra Marie said...

I'm not sure where I first heard about it, but I'm hoping to avoid chemicals in our bodies as much as possible.

These bottles are nice. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Katie said...

I can't remember where exactly I heard about them but have since not bought any plastic bottles and have been looking for replacements. Thanks for a great giveaway and sharing that info. Very helpful. katie_mmartin (at)yahoo [dot] com

Jen said...

I heard about BPA a while back, but sadly haven't done anything about our water bottles. We do have some camelbaks and its nice to know those are BPA free. I'd love the water bottle though. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I heard about BPA several months ago. Unfortunately, we had already been using Avent bottles for our new baby. As soon as I read about the potential harmful effects, we ordered new bottles that are BPA free. I am also trying to get rid of all plastics in my kitchen and home that are made with BPA.

Jennifer
dj3hill98 (at) bellsouth (dot) net

dolphin lady said...

I haven't heard about BPA's until reading your post. I knew there was some reason it wasn't good to reuse water bottles, but never knew exactly why. I REALLY would love to win these bottles so I can change out what we have been using. Thanks for the info and a great giveaway!

Keryn said...

I guess my concern is that chemicals are EVERYWHERE, and if I can eliminate even a little that's good. So going BPA-water bottle free is good! And I triple-pink-puffy-heart Camelbak! My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win.

samsakara said...

My kids and I drink out of water bottles all the time. I recently heard About BPA on the news and that has me worried. I would love to get rid of my plastic bottles and replace them with the Camelbak. I had never even heard of Camelbak till this contest.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Lucy said...

I have been concerned about BPA for a while and have a Sigg bottle. But I don't like that I can't put normal sized pieces of ice in it. I would love these so I can have COLD water! I am especially scared of the BPA stuff since we are expecting our first baby and everything out there has it in it. Scary.

lucycontest at gmail.com
macyfron.com

Erin said...

I have heard about BPA numerous times on the news. I guess we are going to have to replace our Nalgene bottles. :(

holly K said...

I have heard about BPA on many of the blogs I frequent. It's scary how hard it is to keep these harmful things away from our families. I would like to get these bottles. I haven't been able to find them anywhere! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail DOT com

Bebemiqui said...

I think it's important to be healthy where I can and these bottles will help. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Megan said...

You have been my educations. Crazy what we don't know about sometimes!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
mnatherson(at)comcast(dot)net

Anna said...

I just heard about this recently at my mother/baby circle. It's so scary what we expose ourselves to without knowing it!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

please count me in. i just recently found out that our old camelbak bottles (which the whole family, including the kids have been using) includes BPA. i was not happy. :( still haven't found a replacement bottle either.
BPA-free bottles are important because the less chemicals we ingest, the better! We are exposed to enough in the environment w/o getting it from our water bottles too.

Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Hope you'll stop by my Earth-Mother's Day giveaway too. :)

Scarlett said...

BPA-frees are important because they don't exude toxins into consumables. Sickness from plastic has to really be horrible.



hello DOT scarlett AT gmail DOT com

chanelireli said...

wow thanks for enlightening me :)

tammiemarie said...

I'd love to win these, I've been hearing about BPA here & there - maybe through Mother Jones, maybe NPR?

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I first found out about BPA on a blog not long after Connor was born.. and honestly It still infuriates me that companies make products with it.. even with all the press and info out there on it.

I am holding a HUGE bloggy carnival over on my blog as well for Connor's first birthday! Come visit us there is over $530 in prizes!!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

bamabelle said...

I just recently heard about this on a parenting website. I would love to win one of these bottles. Thanks so much! :)

zarache@aol.com

Suzie G. said...

I first heard about BPA from Z Recommends and was concerned that it's in a lot of baby bottles because I was pregnant at the time. We now use BPA free bottles when my son does get a bottle because it makes me feel better.

Messy Karen said...

i have been storing my water in glass jelly jars and always take one when i leave the house. now that it's summer i will also keep a small cooler in the car. unfortunately glass is not always the best choice for taking to yoga. so i take a used water bottle for about a week & then recycle it. even for us "know-it-alls" it remains difficult to adhere to good choices. i would love to win.

Tammy said...

I first heard about BPA on a blog much like this, it had never crossed my eyes and brain before and I was quite alarmed to imagine that all these years we had been exposing ourselves to it. Thanks for the chance.

PS said...

Sad that even the Nalgene bottles are safe anymore. This stuff is horrible, it makes me sick to think how much stuff it is in!

Ashley said...

I am not sure where I first heard about it all, but I do know that there is enough research out there to prove the facts. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debbie said...

I have always been particular about plastic and food/beverages but thought the nalgenes were save until all the PR recently on the internet and in the paper. Now, I need these! Just trying to keep your family safe takes constant diligence.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

Tiff said...

Actually I have never heard of these bottles. But sounds like it would be much better for my family than the plastic water bottles from the store!

Frances said...

I jumped on the BPA-free bandwagon when I read about the harmful effects of the chemical at SoftLanding - a baby feeding supply company with safe and wonderful items in stock. I'm trying to eliminate or limit BPA and other substances from my environment that could lead to another miscarriage.

Becca said...

I first learned of BPA in an email newsletter from my daughter's pediatrician. I was impressed that she warned us about the possible dangers before it became such a trendy issue among moms. We are fans of CamelBack products, so we'd love to win these bottles. beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

LeeAnn said...

I first heard about BPAs by reading a news story online. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rachel said...

GREAT giveaway!

I had heard about plastics leaching into beverages and foods years ago, but hadn't heard about BPA until today on your blog. We drink a ton of water, and it would be awesome to have a couple of these health preserving bottles in our house.

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

my email is:
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Thanks and have a lovely day!

mamaredhead said...

I just heard about the BPA issue the other day in a news article - I know they're not sure if it's unsafe for human consumption yet, but even the possibility is scary! Thanks for the opportunity to win this BPA-free water bottle!! mamaredhead (at gmail)

mommy0004 said...

I just recently heard about the BPA issue. It concerns me because my kids and I all resuse water bottles that we have gotten from various places. I would love to replace them with ones that are safe.

Goodies for Mom said...

I'd love to win this.

Lois

Stop by my blog, Goodies for Mom too. I've got 3 giveaways going on for the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival.

Emily Ecklund said...

PBA Free bottles are great b/c it takes away any possibility of harm. I would love one b/c I use bottles like this (but probably not PBA free) everyday!

Cindy said...

I first heard about BPA free and the whole hazard of BPA just last week on the Today show. Apparently, I'm a little behind, but these will do good to help me catch up!

Telima said...

I've never even heard of BPA until I read your post! How scary! I would love to win this so I can start to replace what we use currently with something safer. My email address is in my Blogger profile, just in case I win!

Susan said...

I am struggling between drinking the water I'm supposed to and not using plastic, it would be great to have one of these to take to work, and one to leave at home. I think that we get enough toxins in our lives, if we can prevent some of them then that is a great thing.

Julie said...

I heard about BPA when researching about baby bottles. We love camelbak's hydropaks btw. Great giveaway!

Alison said...

I think BPA free bottles are important because water bottles are so convenient when you're on the go and who wants to worry about potentially dangerous chemicals while you're using them?

Sue Wintz said...

I work at a medical center and first heard about BPA there. I drink lots of water every day and think bottle safety is essential!

Adena said...

I've only heard about BPA in the last year or so. But we drink lots of water and I would like to make sure our containers are as safe as possible.

Chelle' said...

WOW! What an answer to prayer this post is. Even if I don't win- at least I know it is possible to get a safe water bottle.

I'd all but given up on water bottles. (And I nEED them because I am on Weight Watchers. )

Anyway, thanks for hosting the giveaway. Sure hope I win.

Chelle' said...

Oops sorry. The one time I don't post my email address- you actually require it. Sorry.

Chelle_Wargo(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I don't remember where I first heard of BPA in plastic containers leaching but we've slowly been getting rid of cups, "tupperware", etc. and replacing with canning jars, etc. for storage. A decent drinking container for traveling was eluding us though... Thanks for offering this!

Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Paisley said...

Great giveaway! I read about the BPA bottles last year on another blog. Unfortunately, we're still using our Nalgene bottles. :-(

Jinxy & Me said...

I first heard about BPA from my sister. Both of our families have been trying hard to avoid them. Thanks for the giveaway!

flchen1 said...

I'd heard about various chemicals and plastics, but thank you for putting an actual name to it for me. These bottles sound terrific, and much safer for our family!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

kennedy & friends said...

yep. and just now people are doing something about it. i guess better late than never :)

Adria said...

I think I first heard about BPA at Mothering.com's discussion forums.

I am so pleased to hear that CamelBak is offering a healthy water bottle. I abandoned Nalgene back when I first read about BPA but they do make such cute water bottles. I am glad there are other "cute" options to choose from.

Adria
gibmom at gmail dot com

Alexia said...

I first heard about BPA on the Safe/Soft Landing Blog. I'm glad that their are more - readily available - alternatives on the market now.

Nancy said...

All this news about BPA has me worried, and these bottles would solve at least my hiking/sporting dilemas. Thanks.

Amy said...

What a great giveaway. My husband uses these (WITH BPA) every day, and he thinks the scare is silly. This would help me replace his bottles! Thanks!

jen said...

These are fantastic. We are trying to eliminate all bad plastics in our house.

Shermanim said...

I'm so glad there are bottles to replace these BPA bottles.

(I live overseas, but have a US address as well)

Kim said...

We are a very active family and to be able to find bottles that we can take with us everywhere that won't hurt the earth is very important to us.

What a great giveaway!

Have a fun time this week with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and enter my giveaway!

Miss Heidi said...

Thanks for the informative post. I think it's important to choose BPA-free because while there's no conclusive evidence, I err on the side of believing that the effects on our bodies later on could be devastating. I just don't want to take that chance. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

reprehriestless warillever said...

I just heard about BPAs this week on Daniele Bean's blog.

I haven't checked our current water bottles yet, but at least I never allow acidic drinks in them.

Anonymous said...

I want to win so my grandchildren have something good to drink out of at my house.
Lynne

lkg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

oops - typo! my email is lkgauk@yahoo.com
Thanks!
Lynne

Robin M. said...

I actually didn't know anything about it until I read your post. Thanks for the very good information.
rlm2496[at]yahoo[dot]com

Teri said...

This BPA thing is very disturbing. My daughter and son in law are expecting my first grandchild(yeaaa) any day now. Although she will be breast feeding, she still needs bottles. We had to throw out some bottles that were gifts, and we had even bought some. Uncool! We are having to replace them all with 'safe' bottles..this would be perfect. Thank you!

Amy said...

I first heard about BPA in the blogoshere, and then I saw something on TV about it. I'd love a Camelbak bottle for working out. Thanks for a fun and safe giveaway!

~ Amy @ Memoirs of a Mommy

saltymomma@gmail.com

Dawn said...

I just love the Camelbak bottles. Unfortunately, I have an older one that is full of BPA. I have enough problems with my hormones, I certainly don't need a chemical hormone disrupter messing with them.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Megret said...

I first heard about BPAs from ZRecs blog. I wish I'd known before I used plastic bottles occasionally for both of my children when they were infants!

This bottle would be great! Thanks! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

msrodeobrat said...

i have never thought much about using plastic. but this is a great idea

Jessie said...

I would love to try these out for my girls - thanks mama for hosting! Take care!

Elena said...

These would be great for us--we live and the desert and as much water as we drink (and tote around everywhere) it's very important to have BPA free bottles! Thanks for the contest!

Alexandra said...

I first heard about BPA from Tiffany over at naturemoms.com/blog. Ever since then I have been trying to use as little plastic stuff as possible...although we all know how hard that can be. These would be great for our family!

Goodies for Mom said...

I'd love to win this. I heard about it at work where we deal with emerging insurance issues :(

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Lois

Stop by my blog, Goodies for Mom too. I've got 3 giveaways going on for the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival.

Erica G said...

I may have been under a rock, but this is the first I've heard of this! Now I have a whole new worry for my newborn.

egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

Terri said...

For years we've used plastics in the microwave and for eating and drinking and now we find out they are harmful. This would be a great prize to have instead of using the ones I use now.

Uniquely Yours said...

I guess I heard about BPA on a blog, but it's still a new term for me and I'm just now starting to discard things.

Michelle B. said...

I have heard about BPA on and off for a while now. In magazines, tv and now in blogs. I have alot to learn about it though.

paula h said...

I heard of BPA from a news article. I followed a link off of a forum.

sarah said...

I was reading about BPAs on BBC News the other day. I was looking around for a SIGG water bottle, but this looks just as cool!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

daisy said...

Wow! I learn about the coolest things when I'm blogging! Thanks for the info, and thanks for the chance to win.

Stacey said...

I've only recently heard about BPA. But when trying to increase water intake, it would certainly be nice to have a safe reusable container that won't leach chemicals.



radiationchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

Peculiar said...

I think BPA-free bottles are important because like you said, regardless of whether there is some validity to the claim that it can be harmful to the body, who wants to take that chance when you can simply do without the BPA?!! Count me in this giveaway. I just left my water bottle at my sister's house out of town and I'm missing it badly!! I'm at http://www.howdowegettherefromhere.blogspot.com. Thanks.

molly-grue said...

I don't really know about BPA's, but I remember watching a show about breast cancer and one of the scientists remarks always stayed with me.

She said that during her experiments one of the chemicals kept coming up as impure, and since purity was essential in the kind of tests she was doing, she had to re-examine the instruments that she was using. Turns out the plastic tubing that they were using to get the chemical from vial A to beaker B was causing the impurites. She said that she hasn't used plastic for food items since.

Ever since then, I've not really liked using plastic either.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win these. I just very recently heard about BPAs. I used to let my kids refill their bottled water with juices and such, but I recently stopped doing that after hearing about BPAs.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

katklaw777 said...

I heard about this on the news. cant send glass in the school lunchbox so this would be great! think green!

Mary_Freebies said...

I heard about these bottles from another blog giveaway. Would love to get some for a greener lifestyle.

InternationalFreebies.net == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

Reeva said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

i heard about this stuff on oprah when julia roberts was a guest host

Molly said...

I think it's importanat because I will be pumping at work and so I have to feed my baby from bottles, and It is important to give my baby healthy things.

Also, my older kids and my husband need to be healthy too!

I love these bottles!

mdvanzant at gmail dot com

Emily N. said...

i heard about them in Business Week magazine.

gotfire (at) yahoo (dot) com

Heather said...

I have heard about them from other blogs and I keep hearing how bad lots of bottles we own are!
Heather
jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

Tara said...

Avoiding BPA is SO important! I am trying to raise my children to be health-conscious, healthy individuals; by providing them with the healthiest start I can and avoiding unnecessary chemicals, I feel I'm helping them put their best foot forward. And avoiding BPA is SO easy!

Thanks for this opportunity :)

Rockin' Mama said...

I first heard about BPA last year when I was pregnant and looking for baby stuff (bottles, etc.). I have a son so the potential for hormone disruption is significant enough for me to avoid BPA at all costs!

Wally & Willow said...

GreenStyleMom: I knew about BPAs before I knew the correct name for them, but it was only until recently that I started taking their effects seriously.

My coworker Chelsey and I were researching eco-friendly practices decorating and living practices for HGTV.com, and I think both our jaws dropped when we delved into how bad these chemicals are for bodies (among many others!). The fact that BPAs mimic estrogen is scary, given what estrogen imbalances already do to my body on a daily basis! ;)

I appreciate seeing others spreading the word about BPA. I saw that you live in Colorado -- I'm moving there soon and hoping to be even more eco-friendly when I get there.

Best,
Caren

Ashlee said...

i honestly don't remember where/when i first learned about the problems with plastics. i've gotten serious about ridding my house of plastic sippies etc this past year. these bottles look great!