The Watergeeks Laboratories

The Watergeeks Laboratories

September 09, 2009 09:03 ET

The Watergeeks Laboratories: New BPA-Free Stainless Steel Filtered Bottle to Tackle Today's Top Drinking Water Concerns

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) -

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Watergeeks(TM) announced today it will begin shipping its new BPA-Free Filtered Stainless Steel bottles that were created to tackle the major drinking water health and environmental concerns of today's consumer. The food grade stainless steel bottles are BPA-Free and effectively filter potential contaminants from drinking water. Consumers simply re-fill the bottles at any tap and enjoy healthier filtered water on-the-go at a fraction of the cost and without the environmental waste associated with traditional single-serve bottled water.

Americans named "Drinking Water Contamination" as their number one environmental concern in recent (2008) Gallop Polls. A July 2009 Environmental Working Group report documents the leading health concerns associated with public water supply treatments (Chlorine, Chloramine, Fluoride) and the leaching of lead that has resulted in "shockingly high" contaminant levels found in children. The new Watergeeks (TM) "tap filters" were specifically designed to be used in in BPA-Free stainless steel bottles and to effectively filter chlorine, lead and heavy metals, tastes, odors and other potential contaminants from "tap water". Each filter yields about 600 servings (16 ounce) of water before requiring replacement and retail under $10.00 each.

The recent public outrage regarding the historic usage of bisphenol A (BPA) in the lining of aluminum water bottles is only one of many reasons Watergeeks(TM) utilizes stainless steel instead of aluminum in its water bottles. Stainless steel is corrosion, rust and stain resistant and therefore does not require a liner that may potentially leach, break down or even develop mold if not properly cared for. Stainless steel bottles are dishwasher safe, do not retain or impart flavors and keep beverages cooler longer than aluminum bottles. From an environmental standpoint, aluminum requires more energy to produce, utilizes less recycled materials in its production and emits much higher Green House Gases (GHGs) in the manufacturing process. In fact, in addition to carbons and S02's (primary pre-cursor of acid rain), aluminum smelting is a leading source of PFC (at least 6,000 times more potent than CO2s and last 10,000 years) emissions in America today. Watergeeks(TM) stainless steel bottles are made with 60-70% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable.

"While some focus on selling the world more bottled water every day and others are satisfied marketing reusable water bottles that may compromise the health or environmental beliefs of their consumers, we focus on building water bottles built for today's world" stated Brent Meikle, Founder and CEO of Watergeeks(TM). "Watergeeks(TM) bottles have always been BPA-Free and our new filtered stainless steel bottles embody our corporate mission of creating innovative and easy-to-use products that empower today's consumers to experience both a healthier 'you' and a healthier 'planet'." The new Watergeeks(TM) bottles are available in over 60 different color combinations and can be purchased online at www.watergeeks.com beginning September 15th, 2009 or at leading retailers beginning October 15th, 2009.

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