Plastic Pot Scrubbies - Bpa Issue?

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Homeslice

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I have a ton of these in my tanks, I watched several youtube videos, including the king of DIY, Joey, and I don't remember any of them saying to make sure to get BPA free ones. But then googling something unrelated today I saw someone mention this in some ancient thread somewhere as being an issue.

Is it an issue? If so, how big an issue? The ancient thread post said if they are not BPA free BPA will leak into your system and kill all your fish. I've had many in my 29 gallon minnow tank trickle filter, and don't think it is killing the fish so far as I can tell, but I don't want any risk. If it is a real issue, any way to tell whether mine are BPA free or not?

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BPA has been used as a plastic hardener for decades. Virtually everyone has a small amount in their bloodstream. There is some evidence that it may cause problems in infants. Most other evidence for harm is still rather inconclusive. That being said, many people have used them in their filters for many years with no problems. Personally I would not worry about it too much.
 
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