Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) January 22, 2008
In Canada, large retailers have started pulling most food and beverage containers made of polycarbonate plastic from its shelves and customers are finding themselves scrambling to find suitable alternatives. A few brands have emerged and, among them, making a name for themselves are Klean Kanteens. Klean Kanteens drinking containers are a great stainless steel alternative to plastic. Made of electro-polished stainless steel which is non-toxic and non-leaching, they are light, durable and easy to clean, but most of all, safe.
Due to their growing popularity and due to the strength of the Canadian dollar, many retailers offering Klean Kanteen, have lowered their prices. Among them, is ecomama.ca, an online retailer of earth-friendly products for young families. "There has never been a better time to replace your family's plastic beverage containers," says owner, Natalie Carrière McGowan. Klean Kanteens are available in a variety of sizes - you're sure to find one to suit every family member's needs.
Growing concern of the effect of Bisphenol A in plastics has consumers seeking safe alternatives. Bisphenol A (BPA) has received much bad press in the last months, and rightfully so. BPA is a synthetic, chemical compound used in a variety of consumer products such as baby bottles, plastic water containers and food cans.
The Government of Canada classes Bisphenol A as a hormone disruptor. It imitates the effect of estrogen and has been found to negatively impact health in serious ways: it can duplicate, block or exaggerate hormonal responses that control development of the brain, the reproductive system and other functions.
Ecomama.ca is also proud to feature BornFree™ natural baby products, the latest addition to their lineup. BornFree is the safe baby bottle alternative: all of their bottles and accessories are BPA- free. They offer peace of mind in the midst of the growing media coverage of unsafe plastics. As an introductory promotion, ecomama.ca is offering a 20% discount on all prepaid orders received before January 30th, 2008.
Amidst all of this growing coverage on the dangers of plastics, it is comforting to know that alternatives are becoming more widely available and affordable. Keeping your family safe from harmful chemicals can be easy.
About the author
Natalie Carrière McGowan is a busy mom of very active 16 month-old triplets. She has always been interested in anything and everything to do with living green. Having three babies at the same time has provided her with countless opportunities (and challenges!) to discover the latest and greatest in green parenting. She is also the owner of Ecomama, an online retailer of earth-friendly products for young families and meeting place for like-minded individuals. In 2008, she will be continuing her journey of a thousand miles and encouraging others to join in.