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    Stainless steel or aluminium bottles are better for health and for the environment.

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    I think the Smash ones are fine, it's the plastic with PET in them that are a potential problem

    I have sent an emailto Smash anyhow and will fill you in.

    I don't like the steel bottles as they become too heavy when you add the weight of the water

    A child's backpack (packed) should weigh no more than 10% of their body weight

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    I have a few Sigg ones that i brought cheap from the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by myhusbandswife View Post
    Never thought of that Morrigan! Thanks for that
    Yes neither did I until someone sent me an email about the dangers of plastics and the reproductive system of males, through their mothers even.

    well worth researching

    here is a link to get you started
    "Male reproductive health has deteriorated in many countries during the last few decades. In the 1990s, declining semen quality has been reported from Belgium, Denmark, France, and Great Britain. The incidence of testicular cancer has increased during the same time. Incidences of hypospadias [a birth defect of the penis] and cryptorchidism [undescended testicles] also appear to be increasing. Similar reproductive problems occur in many wildlife species. There are marked geographic differences in the prevalence of male reproductive disorders. While the reasons for these differences are currently unknown, both clinical and laboratory research suggest that the adverse changes may be interrelated and have a common origin in fetal life or childhood."
    The authors say they strongly suspect that the common origin is exposure to environmental chemicals (pesticides, plastics, detergents and others) that interfere with hormones.
    http://www.greenleft.org.au/1996/254/13030

    I know there was a documentary on foxtel about it and ABC and SBS but can not remember name of show.. but you may find it

    scary really.. but worth knowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    I think the Smash ones are fine, it's the plastic with PET in them that are a potential problem

    I have sent an emailto Smash anyhow and will fill you in.

    I don't like the steel bottles as they become too heavy when you add the weight of the water

    A child's backpack (packed) should weigh no more than 10% of their body weight
    I would rather they dump a few books than not drink enough water... for some reason my kids wont drink from bubblers at school.. germ-a-phobes

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    Hi there is a brand of stainless steel drink bottles called CHEEKI they are about the most reasonably priced ones i have found. Sigg are expensive but great quality. The local Kathmandu store also sells a BPA FREE plastic bottle which is quite cheap. Good luck, I have just spent a fortune replacing all plastic bottles of the 3 kids and DH and myself, so we are all drinking from Stainless steel ones now...They are not that much heavier than plastic and are safe to drink from woohoo!

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    SMASH drink bottles are quite OK

    Hi Kate,


    Thank you for taking the time to write to us.
    All of our Drink bottles and sandwich containers are made from either HDPE High Density Polyethylene or LDPE Low Density Polyethylene and are therefore BPA free. However there is one exception which is the bottle made from Polycarbonate. This bottle can be identified by being a clear colour, rigid plastic and this does contain BPA. This bottle however is approved by the Food Safety Standards.

    In regards to Lunch Bags, rest assured that they are lead free. All of products have been built to a standard that well exceeds the Australian government safety standards and regulations. Please also note that we have had bags tested to enter the United Kingdom market and have found to be phthalate free.

    Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.

    Kind Regards,


    Tammy-Lee Collins
    Reception / Customer Service

    Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd
    11 Redland Drive, MITCHAM
    Victoria
    3132 AUSTRALIA


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    Well plastic bottles without the koozie are seems to be dumb and fade. So I strongly recommend you for the koozie..

    Stubbies
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    Stainless steel or aluminium bottles are better for health and for the environment.
    I agree with stainless steel but not aluminium as its been linked to Alzheimers.


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    I use brita filter water bottles at home. DD did have a few steel ones but for some strange reason I keep losing the lids


 

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