Friday, April 29, 2011

Can it!

A few weeks ago, we were driving along a busy city street, on our way to a family reunion. I was just watching the buildings and people as we passed them by when I had a little "light bulb moment."

We had just driven past a heavyset man walking with a young boy (likely about 7 years old). The man was drinking out of a can as he walked with the child. An ordinary enough sight, but it got me thinking ...

What could that man be drinking?

Beer??!! On a Sunday, in broad daylight, walking down a city street with a child?! No, probably not.

What else could it be?

Milk? Nope - that comes in cartons.
Water? Nope - then he'd have a bottle.
Juice? No, that usually comes in a tetra or a bottle.

Must have been pop or iced tea I figure. Huh. Still not a great example for the kid.

So, here's what I realized : if a beverage comes in a can, CAN IT! ('Cause it's probably not your best option.)

And if that's not enough to make you skip the canned drinks, consider the BPA that could very well be lurking in that can. Yeah, that's right - just when you thought you were safe, having cleared your gym bag of your old Nalgenes! Now it's the cans, or at least that's what this article is saying about Coke cans ...


  1. What's wrong with Nalgene bottles? Missed that article. If you saw this guy walking down the street in Hmailton, my guess is that he was drinking a beer.

  2. New Nalgenes are fine - it's the old ones you want to watch out for. Nalgene revamped their water bottles after Health Canada issued warnings about Bisphenol A (BPA) in the bottles. BPA can seep into your water and mess with hormone balance, etc. The same issue was found with many plastic baby bottles.