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Woman Swaps Prize Twitter Handle for Water for Flint

She gave up her Dr Pepper account for 41K bottles of water from soda company

(Newser) - For seven years, Diana Hussein has held the @DrDietPepper Twitter handle she created on a whim, tweeting mainly about local sports and her cats and hoping to maybe one day get some money or free swag if the Dr Pepper Snapple Group wanted to barter for it, the Detroit Free ... More »

'BPA-Free' Doesn't Mean Your Water Bottle's Safe

Studies point to trouble with replacement chemical

(Newser) - After health concerns prompted a ban on the chemical BPA from our baby bottles, companies have touted the redesigned baby bottles and water bottles as BPA-free. Unfortunately, that label doesn't mean we're in the clear, according to recent studies noted at Scientific American . Bottle makers "put '... More »

Rubio's Water Bottles Bring in $100K

More than 3K sold for his PAC

(Newser) - It looks like Marco Rubio's self-deprecating fundraiser is working. After weathering merciless teasing over his infamous swig during the State of the Union response, the Florida senator began offering water bottles to benefit his political action committee, Reclaim America. Supporters have snapped up more than 3,100 bottles (the... More »

Mass. Town: No More Small Water Bottles

Concord officially bans sales

(Newser) - If you're a regular buyer of small water bottles, Concord, Mass., isn't the place for you. At least not since Jan. 1, when the town officially banned sales of water bottles a liter or less in size, the Huffington Post reports. Breaking the law results first in a... More »

Grand Canyon Killed Bottle Ban After Coke Balked

Company is a big donor, and it sells Dasani water

(Newser) - Visitors to the Grand Canyon can still bring plastic water bottles into the national park, and they might thank Coca-Cola for the privilege. The New York Times explains: The park came thisclose to instituting a ban this year to cut down on trash. But the top US parks official killed... More »

Resin-Lined Metal Water Bottles Can Leach BPA, Too

Switching from plastic may not help depending on liner

(Newser) - A new study from toxicologist Scott Belcher of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine indicates that switching to metal water bottles from polycarbonate-plastic may not eliminate the risk of BPA leaching, reports Science News . It's the resin liner in the metal bottles that can be the culprit. Fortunately,... More »

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