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#1 of 7 Old 03-03-2010, 11:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This may seem silly, but here goes. I have a Brita pitcher that sits in my fridge and doesn't get used that regularly. I believe I changed the water in it maybe 2 weeks ago. Since it was in the back, most of the water froze, including the water around the filter. My son drank a glass of water out of it before I knew....think that's okay?? I am letting it defrost and will replace the filter, since I assume freezing it can't be good for it? Anyway, I guess I'm worried for nothing...but wanted to check.
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The only thing I would worry about would be the risk of plastics (BPA etc) leaching into the water from the freezing and melting.
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It's my understanding that the risk of leaching is from heat, not cold. So I wouldn't worry about it. And the filter is mostly just charcoal, so freezing isn't an issue there either. Does the filter package say something about avoiding freezing? If not, then I wouldn't even think twice about it.

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BPA leaching occurs from heat, not freezing.

I wouldn't worry about it at all, it's visible when the charcoal from the filter gets into the water.

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Mine did that all the time in the fridge at my old apartment. I've never worried about it.

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britta pitchers do not contain BPA
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britta pitchers do not contain BPA
Yep, all of their products are 100% BPA free.

I just bought a pitcher the other day and am in love with it.
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