What is BPA?
BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical which behaves similar to hormones in your body such as estrogen. BPA is used in the manufacture of products such as water bottles, baby bottles, dental fillings, medical devices, dental devices, eyeglass lenses, DVDs/CDs, sporting equipment and electronics.
Bisphenol A is classified as an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are substances which interfere with the body’s natural hormones. BPA is considered hazardous because it can imitate the body’s natural hormones in a way that could be hazardous for health. Babies and young children are known to be at the highest risk to the effects of BPA.
The Aeropress is BPA Free!
You may have seen the BPA Free logo on other products used to store liquids for consumers, and the Aeropress is no different. On Aug 1st, 2009 Aerobie, the makers of the Aeropress issued an alert that they had previously used BPA in the production of their product. After Aug 1st 2009, all Aeropress units were manufactured with BPA free materials.
What Plastics are Used to Manufacture the Aeropress?
The Aeropress is built from 3 different types of plastics.
- The clear plastic used on the chamber and plunger are made of copolyester.
- The black rubber used to create the plunger is made of a thermoplastic elastomer.
- The hard black plastic used to make the filter cap, stirrer, funnel, and measuring scoop are made of polypropylene.
All of the plastics used to create the Aeropress system are FDA approved for use with food and drink, and all of them are BPA free.