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Polycarbonate Bottles
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a key building block of polycarbonate plastic.  In recent years, a number of researchers
from government agencies, academia and industry worldwide have studied the potential for low levels of BPA to
migrate from polycarbonate products into food and beverages.  These studies consistently show that the potential
migration of BPA into food is extremely low, generally less than 5 parts per billion, under conditions typical for
uses of polycarbonate products.

Using these results, the estimated dietary intake of BPA from polycarbonate is less than 0.0000125 milligrams
per kilogram body weight per day.  This level is more than 4,000 times lower than the maximum acceptable or
"reference" dose for BPA of 0.05 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day established by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.

Stated another way, an average adult consumer would have to ingest more than 600 kilograms (about 1,300
pounds) of food and beverages in contact with polycarbonate every day for an entire lifetime to exceed the level
of BPA that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set as safe.  
(www.bisphenol-a.org/human/polyplastics.html)
How to best care for your Polycarbonate Bottles
Here are a few suggestions to help keep your water fresh and tasty!

1)  Store your full bottles in a cool, dry place - NEVER in DIRECT SUNLIGHT.  If you store your empties outside, please find a
shady area to store them.  For your delivery, place your empties in a shady area if possible, especially in the summer heat.

2)  Rotate your bottles!  Don't leave one in the back room for a season without switching it out from time to time.  The shelf life of
bottled water is approxemately 40 weeks, or 10 months.  Your water is botted and delivered to your door within a
maximum time
frame of two to three weeks - so you still have more than 9 months of shelf life for your water!