If you’re like most guys, you hit the gym and stay hydrated to optimize your longevity, health and testosterone levels. But one common chemical in your seemingly innocent plastic water bottle could be wreaking havoc on your hormones without your knowledge. We’re talking about BPA.
BPA, or Bisphenol A, has been used in manufacturing for decades to harden plastic products and make them more durable. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences points to one study that found that 93 percent of U.S. adults have some BPA in their bodies right now from eating or drinking out of plastic containers throughout their life (1).
Exposure to BPA has been linked to endocrine disruption, which could affect fertility, sperm count, and sex drive in men. A study in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology even found an association between BPA exposure and lowered testosterone levels (2).
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While the FDA reports the current safe limit of BPA is 50 µg/kg of body weight daily, a petition was submitted in 2022 by several environmental and health organizations to lower the acceptable daily limit to 0.04 ng/kg of body weight. This petition follows new findings from experts at the European Food Safety Authority that the BPA can be harmful at levels 100,000 times lower than previously understood.
Luckily, as consumers push against products with harmful chemicals, BPA-free containers are becoming more common. We sifted through the pile and found 15 BPA-free water bottles, rated highly by reviewers.
The 15 Best BPA-Free Water Bottles
- Shankar, et al (2012). Urinary bisphenol A and hypertension in a multiethnic sample of US adults.
- Cariati, at al (2019). Bisphenol a: an emerging threat to male fertility.