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Beyond BPA: Estrogenic activity in the crosshairs

Beyond BPA: Estrogenic activity in the crosshairs

Advances in green chemistry put EA-free solutions on the horizon, companies unsure of consumer demand.

When Oakland-based Hydrapak set out to expand its line of sports hydration packs and water bottles in 2009, it went a step beyond what its competitors at Nalgene and Sigg were doing to reassure their customers they were safe. Rather than claiming its new Purebot was “BPA-free” and thus lacking the much maligned estrogen-like chemical Bisphenol-A, it worked with polymer scientists to develop an “EA-free” plastic water bottle, certified to lack an

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