What does Durbl containers BPA-Free mean?

Article published at: Jan 25, 2024 Article author: Durbl-Megan Article tag: Sustainability
What does Durbl containers BPA-Free mean?
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You've probably noticed that our products are plastic-free and BPA-free. But what does BPA-free mean? BPA, or Bisphenol A, has raised concerns over the past few years. 

You might be wondering what it is and why its absence is significant. Let's explore what BPA is, how it affects you and your family, and the importance of using BPA-free food storage.

What is BPA?

BPA is a widely used compound in plastics, found in items like reusable water bottles. BPA was widely used because it makes products stronger. But, it can mess with hormones and is risky for human growth, especially in babies and kids. It's linked to problems like higher blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and it's also bad for the environment.

BPA-free means a product is manufactured without Bisphenol A. As worries about BPA getting into food and drinks increased, many makers promised to stop using BPA. But, just because something is BPA-free doesn't mean it's totally safe. Other chemicals like Bisphenol S (BPS) and Bisphenol F (BPF) might also be risky.

If you're concerned about BPA, you can take steps to reduce your exposure:

  • Choose BPA-Free Products: Buy items labeled "BPA-Free," especially for food and beverage containers.
  • Avoid Plastic Containers: Use glass, stainless steel, or ceramic containers whenever possible, especially when heating food.
  • Don't Microwave Plastic: Avoid using plastic containers in the microwave, as high heat can cause BPA to release.
  • Limit Canned Foods: Many canned foods have BPA in their lining. Opt for fresh or frozen foods to reduce exposure.
  • Check Plastic Codes: Avoid plastics marked with “PC” or recycling code 7, as these may contain BPA.

At Durbl, our products are all free from BPA for your health and safety. We use food-safe silicone, not plastic, for our silicone bags and lunch containers. This material is safe, doesn't smell, and handles temperatures from -48 to 250 ℃. You can use them in ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers without worry.

Our BPA-free lunch containers are made from food-grade silicone. Durable and collapsible, they save 50% space when not in use. You can refrigerate yogurt or heat lunch in the microwave. For a great lunch box set, consider our fold-up containers-3Pack.

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