Is Brita Water Paleo?

Hmmm.. let’s think. Did our ancestors take the time to filter their water?

No, but then, they didn’t have an environment filled with toxic chemicals and a depleted ozone that we have today.

So what to do?  Use a tried and true Brita filter?

Maybe, but what is the trader off if you’re filtering off some of the bad stuff, only to leave your water sitting in plastic in the fridge to leach chemicals out of the carafe and into your body?

I didn’t see a BPA-free symbol on a Brita box at the store, so I did a  little research.  According to a blog called The Green Blog whose author contacted Brita directly, this was their response:

The pitcher lids and filter housings are made of Polypropylene plastic. The reservoirs and pitchers are made either from NAS (a Styrene based plastic) or SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile). The soft-touch handles are made from an elastomer called Santoprene (not to be confused with Latex or Neoprene). Our products do not contain any bisphenol A and are all tested by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) for safety and wetted contact. Unfortunately the pitcher materials are not recyclable, and therefore do not have a plastic number. Please contact us at any time if you have additional questions.

The fact that the answer to ‘is your product BPA-free?’ is more than a single word, no, is enough cause for concern.

Even if a plastic is BPA-free, I still don’t know that it’s all that good to be exposed to it.

I did another search and found that Brita does offer a glass pitcher internationally, which would be something I, for one, would be far more comfortable with!

Do your own research, find your best filter, but only after finding out it you need one in the first place.  Some areas have water sourced from places so clean and pristine, a filter becomes superfluous.