Currently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – through its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – is investing over $30 million in studies to discover if Bisphenol A (BPA) has health implications when consumed. BPA is a chemical that has been used for decades in the manufacturing of many hard plastics, reports the HHS.
In 2008, a study was conducted and found no disease linking BPA to cancer and other ailments. However, more recent developments have caused further concern about the use of BPA.
Consumers can limit the amount of BPA they consume each day by getting their water from bottleless water coolers. Many people purchase water bottles from the supermarket, but those plastic containers are riddled with BPA particles. Consumers should instead install innovative water dispensers like those offered by Quench.
Quench water dispensers do not use plastic jugs. The bottleless water coolers tap directly into a water supply and filters out bacteria and other germs. People who are wary of the consequences of consuming BPA may want to eliminate their consumption of the chemical altogether and only drink water from BPA-free containers filled by Quench water coolers.