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#130499 - 04/18/08 04:52 PM Nalgene to stop production
Matt26 Offline
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Just saw this on MSN. link
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#130501 - 04/18/08 05:47 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Matt26]
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Wow! After using one for years, I'm amazed I'm still alive! Seems like everything nowadays is going to kill me. And to think some thought the American Indian tradition of transporting water in animal bladders was distasteful...
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#130509 - 04/18/08 08:10 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: ]
dougwalkabout Offline
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This is not a surprise -- it's been coming for some time. No doubt Nalgene can see the writing on the wall for the consumer versions of this product line. I'm sure they'll continue making polycarbonate vessels for science and industry.

I have been a fan of Nalgene products for a long time. Whatever they're made of , they are well-designed, indestructible, leakproof, and long-lasting.

IIRC, the BPA issue has undergone a shift. Rather than talking about the "straight toxicity" of the chemical, we're now talking about its rather insidious bio-effects in animals due to its mimicry of a hormone. That changes the amount that's considered safe by a huge margin.

I'll still use my existing polycarbonate bottles for emergencies, or for transporting water for washing etc.

Note that Nalgene makes HDPE (high density polyethylene) bottles as well. A bit smelly, but just as effective.

And a number of manufacturers have already switched from polycarbonate to polypropylene and copolyester, which make good-looking products.

Betcha Nalgene will do the same.


Edited by dougwalkabout (04/18/08 08:13 PM)

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#130513 - 04/18/08 11:27 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: ]
cfraser Offline
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There's talk of banning them in Canada this week. Some large chains/stores are offering refunds already, plus stopping sales.

I have two new Nalgenes, never used one before, always used SIGG aluminum. I'm not worried, I'll use the Nalgenes if I feel like it, I'm already "old" and not in any of the danger categories and there's plenty of bad crap already in the tap water.

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#130514 - 04/18/08 11:48 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: cfraser]
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Mine Just went in the trash.
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#130515 - 04/19/08 12:00 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Shadow_oo00]
Paul810 Offline
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I'm still going to use mine. All the research I've seen says they're safe for adults, especially if properly cared for.

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#130516 - 04/19/08 12:04 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Paul810]
BobS Offline
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Whatever you decide to use in a few years they are going to decide its use is bad for you. And then they will decide that plastic wasn’t so bad in the first place.
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#130517 - 04/19/08 12:19 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: BobS]
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Supposedly there are over 2000 new chemicals introduced to the environment every year, and next to none are tested for health effects. Some of the known-dangerous brand-name chemicals have been around for years and aren't banned...the #7 plastic bottle manufacturers plainly don't have enough $$...

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#130520 - 04/19/08 01:03 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: BobS]
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Originally Posted By: BobS
Whatever you decide to use in a few years they are going to decide its use is bad for you. And then they will decide that plastic wasn’t so bad in the first place.


Reminds me of all the research on soap. Years ago everyone used regular soap to wash their hands. Then, they came out with anti-bacterial soap and decided that was much better than regular soap and everyone had to use it. Now they say anti-bacterial soap is bad for us because it helps to breed bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. They also are saying regular soap is just as good. So now a lot of places are going back to regular soap. crazy

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#130521 - 04/19/08 01:21 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: cfraser]
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I dnt like the HDPE ones becasue when you have to pourhot water in them (wich you have to do to rid of the smell) they kinda melt and go all squishy on you. Also they smell wretched and I am finding myself having to clean them during campouts to rid of the smell
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