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09-11-2013, 17:25
Are the ziplock baggies BPA free? Is this something to be concerned about?

09-11-2013, 17:45
I had the same concern and asked this in another thread. Ziplock is reported to advertise as being BPA free. I did not ask about other chemicals.

09-11-2013, 18:05
BPA is mostly found in the linings of cans and metal water bottles and in polycarbonate (hard) plastic bottles. It's widespread use results in BPA(Bisphenal-A) being found in very small amounts in American's urine so we are ingesting it widely. How much is hazardous? That also depends on who you heed. I'm not sure if BPA is in baggies though. Just a guess but I would think it isn't. I would like to know what others think about FBC as it pertains to BPA too.

09-12-2013, 17:29
You might want to watch out for EA (estrogenic active) compounds such as Eastman Tritan. You can google for the court case information, but basically, if it says "BPA free" it may still cause the same side effects. And some of the outdoor product companies use it in some of their products, such as CamelBac and nalgene.