Berkey Light systems are now BPA Free
BPA Free – Berkey Light System
There has been, and still are, some ongoing studies about the possible leaching of BPA. In April of 2008 the FDA was recommending anyone using products containing BPA stop using them while they figured out what risk there was, if any. Some polycarbonates, when exposed to high strength alkaline detergents can leach BPA, especially when exposed to temperatures in excess of 192 degrees. New Millennium Concepts decided not to wait on the answer and produce an alternative to the polycarbonate previously used to product the Berkey Light system.Even though the polycarbonate used in the Berkley Light in the past was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, Berkey wanted to take no chances. In 2008 a new product came on the scene that helped to make the Berkey Light system BPA free! This new product is copolyester, which is a durable and dishwasher safe product. Some other benefits are that is it also scratch, stain, shatter and odor-resistant.PLEASE NOTE: There has also been concern over containers that contain Polycarbonate. The code on the bottom of any container that has a recycle code of #7 could have many plastics in its making. Polycarbonate is only one of the group that is code #7.Berkey Light uses new copolyester that is also categorized into #7 but the good news is that it is not a polycarbonate and it does not contain any BPA.