What's so bad about Nalgene water bottles?
Probably nothing, say spokesmen for Nalgene and companies that produce similar plastic bottles and food containers for drinking and eating.
Possibly a great deal, say scientists who've linked bisphenol-A, or BPA -- a chemical found in a wide array of hard-plastic products used for eating and drinking -- to severe health problems, including miscarriages, cancers and brain disorders in studies involving animals.
Such concerns prompted Canada on Friday to declare BPA a toxic chemical, a decision that could lead to a Canada-wide ban of BPA in baby bottles.
The same day, Nalgene announced that it's phasing out production of all water bottles containing BPA, though the company maintained that there is nothing dangerous in the plastic.
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