How to Tell Which Plastic Bottles Have BPA

Preppers learn which bottles have BPA before you use them.

Plastic BottlesIf you are a Prepper on a budget you might look into recycling your used plastic bottles for food and water storage. If so you need to know how to determine which plastic bottles have BPA in them. BPA (Bisphenol A is used to make polycarbonate, a hard clear plastic which has been used in plastic bottles as well a metal food containers from as far back as the 1860’s. BPA will leach from thees containers into your food and beverage stores.

Scientific studies have shown that BPA may adversely affect the mental, behavioral and hormonal health of fetuses, infants and young children. It may also cause cancer, heart disease and sexual dysfunction. So for me I chose to error on the side of caution.

Here’s how to tell which bottles have BPA

1, Find the recycling number on the container you are thinking about using. This number can be found on the bottom of the bottle in the center of a triangle. This is the number that tells what kind of plastic was used to make the bottle.

If you find the number 7 plastic it most likely contains BPA. To find out for sure you will need to get in-touch with the manufacturer.

If you don’t find the number 7 plastic then it does not have BPA in it. Most milk containers, juice and soda containers are made from.

If the bottle is not made from No. 7 plastic, it does not contain BPA. Most soda, juice and milk containers are made with Number 1 or No. 2 plastics. While most plastic food storage containers are made from No. 5 plastic.

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