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ANNOYED - Reverse Osmosis has BPA in canisters

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I just contacted the company who makes Everpure RO and their canisters are not only made from aluminum but they are lined with BPA coating.

Nice....I'm just speechless at this point.
post #2 of 19
Good Lord! Kind of defeats the purpose of filtering your water doesn't it???

Sometimes I feel like you really can't win
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
exactly!!!!


wondering if that was the cause of the sudden spike in aluminum in my 2nd hair test....
post #4 of 19
Are you referring to the holding tank? If so, you can just bypass the holding tank and just get it from the spout.

It will take a while to fill your jugs, probably about 45-50 minutes for 3 gallons.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Marnica View Post
Good Lord! Kind of defeats the purpose of filtering your water doesn't it???

Sometimes I feel like you really can't win
No, you can't.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by eireann View Post
exactly!!!!


wondering if that was the cause of the sudden spike in aluminum in my 2nd hair test....
If the tanks are lined, then the aluminum should not be contacting the water. Whatever's in the lining will contact the water, however.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
It's lined with BPA.
post #8 of 19
Are all the different brands of RO tanks lined with BPA-containing materials? As in, could you get a spare tank from another vendor? I think the connections are are pretty generic either 3/8 or 1/4", and you can get adapters if you need to change size.
post #9 of 19
Wow. You just made me wonder about my Brita pitcher? Why have I not thought of this before!
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by livinlovinlaughin View Post
Wow. You just made me wonder about my Brita pitcher? Why have I not thought of this before!
My water pitcher thing is BPA free so yours might be ok too. You could call them and ask

I found this

http://thisgreenblog.com/2009/10/are...chers-bpa.html
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
My water pitcher thing is BPA free so yours might be ok too. You could call them and ask

I found this

http://thisgreenblog.com/2009/10/are...chers-bpa.html
I hope so but I will be looking into it!
post #12 of 19
Oh, crap.... one more thing to look into! Not winning over here either!
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
i am on a mission to find out if ANY RO suppliers have BPA free canisters. my husband and i are testing the water to see what comes up contaminant wise (specifically aluminum.) we live in so cal where the water is very hard and potentially corrosive, so the idea that it could take off the BPA AND leech aluminum doesnt sound far off. sounds TERRIFYING, but not far off. i hope it is though (far off, that is.)

gee, i used to be so carefree...

sigh.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by eireann View Post
i am on a mission to find out if ANY RO suppliers have BPA free canisters. my husband and i are testing the water to see what comes up contaminant wise (specifically aluminum.) we live in so cal where the water is very hard and potentially corrosive, so the idea that it could take off the BPA AND leech aluminum doesnt sound far off. sounds TERRIFYING, but not far off. i hope it is though (far off, that is.)

gee, i used to be so carefree...

sigh.
Please let us know what you find out about any BPA-free storage tanks. I'd like one too! I'm okay with the tank being aluminum, because there is a pressurized liner in there, just like in a car tire. There should be no contact at all between the water and the aluminum tank.
post #15 of 19
I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd post what I just found....

US Water Systems has an RO system with a BPA-free tank...
http://www.uswatersystems.com/shop/products/Aquapurion-5%252dStage-Flouride-Reverse-Osmosis-System-|-APRO%252d5050%252dF.html
post #16 of 19
And I just found one more with a BPA free tank:
http://www.waterlogix.com/residential/5-stage-reverse-osmosis.html
post #17 of 19
Look at Amtrol reverse osmosis tanks - they are:
- made in USA
- BPA-free
- phthalate free

http://www.amtrol.com/

I asked customer support at Amtrol :
My Q: "Can you tell me if your metal RO tanks are BPA-free and phthalate free?"
Their A: "Yes these tanks are free of those agents and the tank is certified to NSF/ANSI standard 58."
post #18 of 19

Amtrol RO water storage tanks Do Not contain Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is used when making polycarbonate, which is a hard clear form of plastic that is commonly used to make baby bottles, water bottles, sports equipment, CD cases, etc. BPA is Not present in plastics like polypropylene, polyethylene, or butyl rubber, which line the inside of Amtrol tanks.

 

Source: http://www.freshwatersystems.com/p-3676-amtrol-ro-tank-44-gal-steel.aspx

post #19 of 19

Thank you for these great links!! :)

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