BPA, or Bisphenol A, has been associated with increasing the risk of obesity and breast cancer in those who use water bottles or other products known to have traces of the compound.
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Mike Usey, CEO of PlasticPure, told the Statesman that his company was looking into developing products that would be free of BPA as well as "estrogenic activity."
Gaiam water bottles came under fire when the company was accused of marketing their products as being free of BPA when in fact traces of the compound were found.
Recently, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us announced they would stock only BPA-free baby bottles, toys and baby food containers in the interest of public safety.