BPA (bisphenol A) is a synthetic chemical used in the production of certain types of plastics. It is commonly found in a variety of consumer products, including water bottles, food storage containers, and the linings of canned goods, among others.
Ultimate Performance do not use BPA plastics in any of there water bottles and hydration packs and this is why.
Why use BPA?
Polycarbonate plastics made with BPA are rigid and clear, and in the past they have been widely used in the production of reusable water bottles and food containers.
Health risks of BPA in water bottles?
However, there has been concern about the potential health effects of BPA exposure. Some studies have suggested that BPA may have hormone-like properties and can mimic estrogen in the body. Due to these concerns, various regulatory agencies have conducted research and assessments to evaluate the safety of BPA.
In response to these concerns, many manufacturers and consumers have shifted towards BPA-free alternatives. BPA-free plastics are made without the use of bisphenol A, using alternative materials or manufacturing processes.
It's important to note that the potential health risks associated with BPA are still a topic of scientific debate and ongoing research. For example, regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), claim current levels of BPA exposure through food packaging and containers are unlikely to pose a significant health risk to the general population.
However, other studies have suggested potential links between BPA exposure and various health concerns, including reproductive issues, developmental effects, and certain cancers.
Ultimate Performance Hydration
To reduce potential exposure to BPA, choose products labeled as BPA-free such as Ultimate Performance Hydration Packs or opt for alternatives like glass or stainless steel containers. Additionally, avoiding the use of plastic containers for hot liquids or microwaving plastic items can help minimize potential BPA leaching.