Mountain Equipment Coop pulls Nalgene Bottles
A week ago we were talking about the new Backcountry.com Klean Kanteen water bottles and now I heard today that Mountain Equipment Co-op has decided to pull their Nalgene water bottles and other polycarbonate plastic products due to health concerns. Mountain Equipment Co-op, known as MEC, is often referred to as the "REI of Canada" yet more true to the mountain side of things rather than urban recreation thing. It's the largest outdoor retailer in Canada.
From the article:
The plastic in question is made mostly from bisphenol A, which mimics estrogen and is derived from petrochemicals.The issue at hand is bisphenol A which in some studies has shown to be harmful to hormonal balances, particularly estrogen levels. If you're a guy and have recently been pondering the use of a manzierre perhaps you should be thinking twice about the Nalgene bottles you're using.
“The products have been pulled from the shelves and we're no longer selling them,”
This issue is just starting to heat up and will not be going away anytime soon. Sure, we all die sometime but to exit at the hand of man made petroleum based plastics would be a sad way to start pushing up daisies.
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