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Are Aluminum Water Bottles Safe?

Updated on February 11, 2013

Aluminum bottles safe?

Safety is a big issue when it comes to food and anything people ingest. How many times have people suffered from aching stomach because they drank contaminated water or ate contaminated food? Some have suffered greater health problems due to water contamination. There are those who have been unfortunate and have died from their illness. That is why many people inquire about the safety of aluminum water bottles.

Aluminum Bottles Need a Plastic Liner

Some people will categorically state that aluminum water bottles are not safe. If that is the case what about all the sodas people drink that are stored in aluminum cans? That is another valid question but maybe the answer to that is related to the "reuse" of aluminum water bottles.

Some years back, there was a controversy about Sigg BPA water bottle lining. The company had to recall their aluminum water bottles and replace them with newer ones that are said to be safer. The aluminum bottles were not the issue, but the plastic liner that is the barrier to aluminum getting into the drinks.

Recalling Aluminum Water bottles?

Some people might be angry that major companies put the health of the public in danger because of financial gains. That is true but there is also the reality of fear mongering. Managing fear can be a difficult thing and there are often financial implications and job at risks. Recalling a product without alarming the public can be difficult. That is why most companies tend to only do so if there is no other way to avoid a scandal.

The manufacturer is not the only one that can suffer due to the safety of aluminum water bottles. There are also subcontracting companies that depend on aluminum water bottle. The economic and financial ramifications of any major health safety scare can be important. You don't have to be a doctor or scientist to know that in cases of doubt, common sense should prevail.

Alternatives to Aluminum water bottles - Stainless steel

It appears that infants and younger children tend to suffer more from the impact of what is known as aluminum poisoning. There is a lot of confusion out there about their safety but to be on the safer side you will be best advised to stay away from aluminum water bottles.

There are alternatives like buying stainless steel bottles that are also durable and hard-wearing. The stainless steel ones are more stylish and will appeal to those who want something aesthetic and appealing to the eyes.

BPA-Free alternatives to Aluminum

Alternatives to aluminum water bottles are plentiful and if you do not have your heart set on a metal water canteen, there are many safe BisPhenol A free water bottles. They are also not that expensive and you can get them for as little as $10.

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Reusable water canteens make great gifts and are cheap to ship!

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    • Loretta L profile image

      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I think I should get my husband to read this. He has a water bottle which he takes to the gym.

    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      It is important to always question what "they" say is safe!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This is some very interesting information.