Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.
The debate about controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen, is heating up, with warring camps hurling data like flaming darts. BPA should not show up in any food-related products.
The mere presence of chemicals linked to health disorders does not mean disease will result. Yet research scientists and medical professionals now say that based on the evidence, there is reason to be concerned.
SIGG slogans like "Eco Logical" and "Friends don't let friends drink from plastic" are ringing hollow in the wake of the admission that the company coated its bottles' insides with BPA-based epoxy resin until August 2008.
Steve Wasik, chief executive officer of SIGG, has made an astonishing admission: the company's aluminum water bottles manufactured before August 2008, were made with epoxy resin that contains bisphenol A (BPA).