Klean Kanteen Water Bottles
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Before Klean Kanteen®, hydration bottles were made from either polycarbonate plastic or aluminum. We now know that both those materials are associated with a host of diseases and illnesses, info that wasn't common knowledge in 2004 when we released the first food-grade stainless bottle onto the market. But there were worrisome studies, even then, that caused us to doubt the safety of bottles that were on the market at that time.
The founders of Klean Kanteen wanted to give health conscious people a safe alternative to plastic and aluminum. So the very first Klean Kanteen was made from high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel – a metal superior in both strength and safety that contains no harmful chemicals or toxins.
Many companies that started out making plastic or aluminum bottles have begun offering stainless steel versions. We got it right the first time because health has always been our top priority, and we have no plans to produce plastic or aluminum products.