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  1. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Manboobs!!! Health Canada has recommended against using certain types of plastic bottles due to leaching of dangerous synthetic hormones and also possible links to cancer. Apparently they have a potential health issue so many stores are cooperating before it's mandated. A guy can't even stay properly hydrated without running the risk of ingesting estrogenic hormones:rant:
     

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  2. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Just give in and race the womens class.
     
  4. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Is this exclusively a Canadian thing? It would certainly explain a lot.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Mr Big Monkey

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    hurry and get some

     
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    BOOBman?
     
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    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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    beer doesn't come in plastic:)
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Everyone in the background looks confused......"Did that guy come across during the womens race??"
     
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    Well, beer I dont drink and Thank god for that. Have yet to hear one report of good ol glass causing poisonings.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Why not give them a try? Moobs might be fun....

     
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    Mr Jones Turbo Monkey

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    isn't that the lead bad guy from this movie:



    nope.. look at the jersey... canadian... nuff said ;)
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    They obviously provided that guy with entertainment. On the bonus side you can close your eyes and pretend you're feeling up a chick :brows:

     
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    chicodude The Spooninator

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    syadasti i heart mac

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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Its usually only reusable bottles made from PC, so this doesn't really cause a problem for single use containers used for most drinks.

    Here is a guide about safe/unsafe plastics:

    http://www.thegreenguide.com/products/Kitchen/Plastic_Containers

    Don't forget to avoid other estrogen mimics like soy, tree tree oil, and lavender oil.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    lol..I'm screwed:bonk:
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I went and looked at one today...$27...ooh the price of remaining a man is high these days :D
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Hahaha, does a bit. The Toecutter and the Knobcutter.

    Looks like King Buzzo there.
     
  20. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Actually, I have had beer in plastic bottles. Rare, but you gotta watch out...
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    It's mainly PC (Polycarbonate) that is the issue, it leaches this oestrogen mimic especially whilst at raised temperatures for extended times (like boiling water for 30 mins plus) - if you don't expose it to boiling water for long it is actually pretty safe.

    Nalgene bottles are made from PC, so don't boil yer Nalge! Use Milton. Edit: Don't use abrasive cleaners either...

    PC is cool, and chosen for many things because it is as tough as all ****, and has good optical properties. Bullet proof stuff is often PC, as are Oakley (and many other sunglass) lenses. but frankly for most applications it is overkill.

    Also there is an issue with similar oestrogen mimic leached monomers and additives from cheap food packaging, but that is more to do with the quality of manufacture than the plastic itself. Most 99c microwave meals are probably not too great...

    PET or PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate) which most (99.9%) drinks bottles today are made of is actually fine, and reusable plastic containers such as baby feed bottles should ideally be made from plain old PE, or preferably well manufactured UHDPE, which they mostly are nowadays.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    On a more serious note....those of you with babies, using the clear plastic AVENT baby bottles might want to track down some glass bottles instead. This issue has been raging for a very long time. We got rid of our polycarbonate baby bottles a few years back because of this.
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i wish that they would start using pc for bottled water. the amount of energy and materials wasted for that every year disgusts me, let alone the fact that a huge chunk of all of those bottles consumed get put in landfills.
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Bottles that are stronger and don't break down as easily are not the answer for single use containers - people will still litter/forget to recycle:crazy: They can make polar fleece from recycled soda bottles/water bottles and recycled plastic is used in numerous products.

    Even Nalgene is going phase out their traditional PC products:

     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i'm saying more for the fact that people are now going to be scared of anything that they drink out of that is made of pc. that and those bastards that only drink bottled water all the time will have hormonal problems as punishment for contributing to so many issues that bottled water can only hurt and not help.
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Bottled water has always been a huge scam.

    Water bottlers don't have to meet as stringent regulations as municipal water.

    Nalgene already has a range of non-PC products now and coming soon this Spring. They have even a stainless steel product line now and I am sure any other PC bottle company will do the same. I don't think people drinking bottle water are going to change their habits either way...

    A range of beverage companies started offering AL bottles for single use about 6 years ago. Al is a better material if you are going to be recycling it:

    http://www.cclcontainer.com/
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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