Good Question: BPA-Free Plastic vs. Glass?

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A friend of ours asked us this question over the weekend, and we thought we'd put it up here to get your thoughts:

I've been seeing a lot of plastic food containers and water bottles recently with stickers or labels that say "BPA Free." I'm just curious if they're safe or if it's still better to use glass and/or aluminum?

We advised our friend to stick with glass food containers and her SIGG water bottle. Better safe than sorry, right?

But, what do you think. When you see BPA-Free plastic do you breathe a sigh of relief, or are you still skeptical?


Image: BPA-Free Easy Find Lids Food Containers from Rubbermaid