“I’ve never said ‘I’m squeaky clean,’ It is always people who project that image that are hiding something. No one’s squeaky clean,” – Ricky Springfield.
Not unless you’re a Klean Kanteen.
What, you may ask is this Klean Kanteen? The Klean Kanteen was the first stainless steel hydration bottle introduced back in 2004, to provide people a safe, healthy alternative to plastic. The Klean Kanteen really took off when mainstream media began reporting on the dangers of BPA in 2008.
BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a man-made carbon based synthetic compound belonging to the group of diphenylmethane derivatives and disphenols.
Okay, no, what exactly is BPA?
It is the stuff used to produce plastics – anything from baby bottles to CDs and DVDs, household electronics to sports equipment. It was first synthesized in Russian chemist, A.P Dianin in 1891.
Is BPA harmful?
in 1998, Dr Patricia Hunt found that in mice, exposure to BPA disrupts fetal development. This thus raised a concern in its effects on humans. To date, studies on the effects of BPA have been inconclusive, though a website has claimed that unless you regularly eat 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of canned or bottled food a day, you’re probably not going to be affected.
We are all going to die
Eventually yes, but if you’re worried that you may be slowly killing yourself by exposing yourself to BPA, say hello to the Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteens are BPA free, and made of high quality food grade stainless steel. WIth curvy corners and rounded threads, it leaves no corners for germs and bacteria to hide in. Large round mouth openings also make cleaning easy. 100% Stainless steel environment means that there is no need for internal liners of any sort, this means it won’t retain the flavor of your previous drink, neither will it leave you with a funky taste!
Even if you’re not yet worried about your BPA exposure, nor concerned about our world’s health in terms of plastic pollution, these bottles come in such variety of colors and styles, its hard to resist getting one, for the sake of having one.
“I want my Klean Kanteen!”
Next step, how do you get your hands on one of these lovely BPA, eco-friendly bottles? With the rise of the hipster culture in Singapore, Klean Kanteen products are not that unheard of. You may wish to purchase your Klean Kanteen from places like Rockstar by Soon Lee, and PACT at Orchard Central. Though these places carry only limited designs and quantities. I ordered mine from kooldepot.com.sg – they carry a fuller range (though not the entire range) of Klean Kanteen products, and offer free courier service within Singapore for orders above 150 SGD. Price ranges from 33 SGD and up.
For more information regarding Klean Kanteen, click here.