The Sarasota Tribune-Herald is not here to help.
The Tribune-Herald reports:
When our popular syndicated columnist Dr. Paul Donohue took on the complicated question of whether it’s safe to drink or eat from plastic containers, he mentioned that a “7” marked on the bottom of a container can indicate the presence of bisphenol A, known as BPA…
#7 plastic is usually polycarbonate and contains BPA. If you are in love with a particular #7 bottle, you could call the manufacturer to identify the plastic, but that might not make matters clearer. Learning, for instance, that the plastic is Tritan would not tell you enough. The “better safe than sorry” approach would be to avoid #7 altogether in my opinion.