Nalgene safety?

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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby ColoMtnHiker » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:47 pm

Avoid everything and then still die!
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby CG_old » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:05 pm

Maybe this is why I'm growing man-boobs...
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby jrsummit » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:12 pm

Chris Gerber wrote:Maybe this is why I'm growing man-boobs...


HAHAHA, yeah my manboobs are from nalgenes too. I feel so much better about myself now. Maybe I can sue Nalgene for my emotional distress and lack of a mate.
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby rmhil » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:16 pm

"Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die"
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby GBH64 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:26 pm

So why not just switch to using the HDPE (high-density polyethylene) version, since this issue seems to involve only polycarbonate. All my older Nalgene bottles are HDPE, and my measurements show they are lighter than my newer polycarbonate ones (3-1/2 oz vs 5 oz for 1 liter bottles, if my scale is to be believed)
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby MOOSE DROOL » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:45 pm

rmhil wrote:"Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die"
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Wow. That's pretty deep. Think I'll just crack open a nice, blue Nalgene and chug a lug. After all, we'll never make it out of life alive.
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby Trail Doc » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:53 pm

This is a choose your poison sort of situation....literally.
There's been a suggested link between aluminum (like that used in Sigg bottles) and cognative disorders for quite a while.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entre ... stractPlus

Given the choice, I'd rather surrender my reproductive system than my brain. The advantage that nalgene bottles have over the disposable plastic bottles is that at least we won't be leaving landfills full of them to our children.
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Postby thebeave7 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:56 pm

Chris Gerber wrote:Maybe this is why I'm growing man-boobs...


I thought that was because/for Michael? :wink:

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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby MUni Rider » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:14 pm

MOOSE DROOL wrote: .....can disrupt the human hormonal system.....


So the next time my girlfriend freaks out on me about something, instead of telling her that she's just PMSing, I can now tell her to quick drinking from her Nalgene bottle for a while? :lol:
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby GBguy » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:18 pm

"I'm glad the water sucks. You know what I do about it? I drink it!!"

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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby MOOSE DROOL » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:53 pm

MUni Rider wrote:
MOOSE DROOL wrote: .....can disrupt the human hormonal system.....


So the next time my girlfriend freaks out on me about something, instead of telling her that she's just PMSing, I can now tell her to quick drinking from her Nalgene bottle for a while? :lol:



Let me know how that works out for you. :D
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Re: Nalgene safety?

Postby summitseeker » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:21 pm

Trail Doc wrote: This is a choose your poison sort of situation....literally.
There's been a suggested link between aluminum (like that used in Sigg bottles) and cognative disorders for quite a while.


Sigg bottles are made of aluminum, but their interior is sprayed with a food compatible stove enamel, which is baked on. I'm hoping this is the safest alternative to drink water out of- besides glass ;)

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