So, Nalgene drinking bottle contain Bisphenol A (BPA), and Bisphenol A is about to be banned in Canada from baby bottles etc.
But forget the water bottles: if you work in a lab you’ll know Nalgene as the company that produces pretty much everything that’s made of plastic in your lab: plastic big beakers, measuring cylinders. There’s a big Nalgene pipette washer behind me as I type this.
If they change the composition of their plastics, won’t that affect someone’s lab results at some point? I mean, those buffers stored for months in Nalgene, for example, won’t they take up way more BPA than the water that’s in your bottle for half a day? Dialyzing antibodies in a 4-liter Nalgene beaker overnight, would that make a difference with or without BPA?
(This is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but I’m really curious. Just not really worried.)