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Old 02-12-2015, 09:22 PM
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Exclamation Water Contaminant (BPA) Affects Turtle's Gonads

What is BPA doing to you? http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...rtle-eggs.aspx



“Data from our 2013 pilot study with painted turtles showed that embryonic exposure to low doses of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) produced disorganized male gonads with ovarian-like components.

“These anatomical changes may have broader reproductive consequences and adversely affect a group of vertebrates already in decline.”
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I've been making my morning coffee using an electric water kettle (glass) and a coffee press (also glass).

I was making coffee in a single cup maker, but that made the coffee cup hot for me to take to my other room. My hands sometime shake badly. I have to hold the cup with two hand to resolve that problem, but can't if it is too hot.

I have, in the past, used a drip coffee maker like Mr. Coffee. Plastic.

I can't find any drip makers that don't boil the water in plastic. The Mr. Coffee company has responded to individual queries that their maker is BPA free. However, I don't trust that. If a maker is BPA free, it seems they would be proud to label it such.
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Interesting Jfh, I've always used drip coffee makers and my biggest complaint was the coffee was never hot enough. Never even thought about the BPA. I agree, if it's BPA-free, they would label it as such, big selling point these days for companies.
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In my limited experience with coffee makers, the cheaper 'slow drip' machines heat the water down in the metal burner element, not the tank. The 'instant' style drip machines have a PES (polyethersulfone) tank that has pre heated water available. Not sure if the Kurig falls into the latter category, but think it does.
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french press is definitely the way to go. always glass or steel, and produces the best flavors of all the coffee methods. when i used to do tastings for starbucks during their meetings, it was always french pressed (same as coffee press)

i also carry a gallon glass growler around with me wherever i go, fill it up in the am and forget about crappy water issues. makes a great talking point too.
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I've stopped storing leftovers in plastic containers. I found glass containers with sealing lids. Some of them are "locking glass" containers with the rubber seal and a glass top on a hinge.
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