It wasn’t too long ago that BPA in water bottles was the new health scare. Used to make plastics, bisphenol A has been linked to a number of health concerns, from cancer to obesity to reproductive dysfunction. Scary stuff, no doubt. So everyone chucked their plastic squirt bottles into the rubbish bin and traded them in for new models. And the cool trend was the SIGG, made of aluminum.
Of course, it has come to light that while the company claimed its bottles didn’t leach BPA into the water within, it’s in hot (BPA-laden?) water with consumers for not disclosing that the bottles’ inside lining did in fact contain BPA, according to Time magazine. The company now has 100 percent BPA-free bottles, but if you have concerns, check the inside of your SIGG. If it’s copper-colored, it’s the old BPA liner. If it’s yellow, you’re golden.