Thursday, May 29, 2008

BPA FREE LIST

I found an easy to read/use list of bottles and sippy cups that are BPA Free. Click here.

I also liked this description of what BPA is:

What is Bisphenol A?Bisphenol A is a hormone-mimicking chemical used in polycarbonate plastics (PC or identified as #7 recycling code) and resins commonly used for items such as shatterproof baby bottles. Bisphenol has estrogenic properties which, in animal tests has shown to cause a bevy of health problems such as an increase in prostate and breast cancer, uro-genital abnormalities in male babies, a decline in semen quality in men, early onset of puberty in girls, metabolic disorders including insulin-resistant (Type 2) diabetes and obesity and neurobehavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Research is showing that when plastic containers, mostly those used to hold liquids and foods, are leeching Bisphenol into the foods and liquids they are holding. Heating food and liquids with these plastics is shown to increase the leeching of this contaminate.
Many companies use this chemical in their packaging including cans, soda cans, and plastic food containers. There is a risk of absorbing this chemical through the use of containing foods and liquids but can also leech into our water systems through landfills.
Many leading experts argue that the use of Bisphenol is safe to the human public but research may begin to further prove otherwise.

Side note from Karen: Don't forget that BPA is also in the lining of cans of formula. I am not sure what the formula companies are doing to resolve this.

6 comments:

Lindsey said...

Thanks for that! I was going to get rid of the sippy cups I bought, but I was glad to see they are bpa free!

The Michiganders said...

Great info! Thanks for doing the research!

The Toy Snob said...

Oh my gosh! I love your blog! Thanks for posting on mine, too. I'll check back soon.

Dara said...

Just an FYI, I read your previous post about taking bottles back to Babies R Us, so today I did the same. No questions asked and a store credit for $150 in hand! WOOHOO! And their shelves are stacked with the Mr. Brown bottles you mentioned. I am due in October, so I will wait a little while to see what comes out between now and then...

Thanks so much for all the great info you share!

Karen Scoffield said...

Thanks, Dara. That is awesome! What Babies R' Us location did you return to? Thanks for sharing.

Smart Family said...

Thanks for the information...I had no idea any of this was something to be concerned about. I don't have much time to stay up on the news so thanks again for taking the time to do the research!