BPA free is irrelevant to most plastics
The overblown hysteria over BPA free containers and BPA free plastic water bottles resulting from misinformation about how plastic is made is getting absurd.
We just wrote the 29th letter certifying our plastic films do not contain bisphenol A, or BPA for short. Eternal water touts their "biobottle" as BPA free and 100% recyclable - a shameless marketing spin which takes advantage of the public's lack of information. Why stop there ? Let's tell the public more truths. Our fair trade BPA free plastic containers are gluten-free, trans fat free, no cholesterol and were developed without animal testing. The resins were not made in Japan, so they do not contain radiation fallout from Fukushima ( another 19 letters we had to write ). Click here for more compliances
If the conclusive incontrovertible harmful threshholds ( not just for endocrine disruption ) for BPA accumulations exist, I haven't found them. One can make a case for either side of the issue. The NRDC wants a ban, the National Institue of Health has "some concern" while the EPA says BPA does not pose a health concern.
Either way the only polymers which incorporate BPA as a monomer which is mostly transformed in a chemical reaction are poly vinyl chloride ( PVC ) or polycarbonate ( PC ) or epoxy. These applications account for about 95% of the 8 billion pounds of BPA used worldwide annually.
It's really our own fault ( the plastics industry's fault ) that the question about BPA free is being asked. We do a lousy job of educating the public and think everybody has our general knowledge base.
Brings to mind the parable of the guy looking for his keys outside on his lawn. When a passerby asks whether the keys were surely lost on the lawn, the guy says "no, I lost them in the house, but the light is better out here." While we are exposed daily to dermal contact with BPA in thermal paper, it's just plain easier to vilify plastics.