Silipints are BPA Free
What’s great about BPA free sippy cups for kids- unbreakable, safe, easy to hold- is also great about Silipints for grown-ups! Does Silicone contain BPA? It sure doesn’t! The resilient, flexible material we use to make Silipints is 100% BPA free. Be warned, however, that it is not free of fun, wit, usefulness or cheer, so watch your consumption.
What is BPA and why should I care?
Since the 1960s, BPA or bisphenol A, has been used to make certain plastics and resins, particularly those used for food storage. According to the Mayo Clinic, exposure to BPA “is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure.” Silipint could be considered the World Headquarters of BPA free cups.
One additional point of concern about BPA is that manufacturers have figured out that consumers don’t want products containing BPA, especially as some regulations are now in place limiting their use. This has led some producers to seek alternate chemicals for their plastic materials so they can still use the desirable “BPA Free” label. Phthalates are often added to create “squeezy” plastics, and some manufacturers are adding BPS (bisphenol-S) which could be even more toxic than BPA.
What is silicone?
The main ingredient in silicone is silica or, in a really simple word, sand. In the earth’s crust, silicates are the second most common element, which means it’s an extremely plentiful element rather than a scarce, hard-to-find resource. Is silicone BPA-free? Of course, it is! BPA is a manmade chemical while silicone is made up almost entirely of naturally occurring elements.
What are Silipints missing?
Well, I guess you could say Silipints are missing the following (yay!):
- Leaching plastics
- Environmentally-damaging materials
- BPA, BPS, PVC
So, if Silipints are so safe and useful and amazing, why don’t I have a bunch of them already?
We don’t know, friend but we’re here to help.