Food - Drink
Is It Safe To Drink From Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel can make a great water bottle choice and it holds easily holds drinks of both hot and cold temperatures. High-quality stainless steel is also a better choice than either plastic or aluminum, but it's important to note that some lower-quality stainless steel water bottles have had their own problems with leaching chemicals.
In 2017, the website Natural Baby Mama hired a lead-poisoning prevention advocate to test some stainless steel water bottles and discovered several contained lead solder dots on the bottom. These dots in some instances were scratched off, putting consumers at risk of lead poisoning.
Flaske, a maker of environmentally friendly products like water bottles, recommends buying only those made from high-quality 18/8 stainless steel. This form of stainless steel is durable, easy to clean, and resistant to oxidation and corrosion from acidic liquids.