H.A. asks from Hollywood, FL on October 20, 2007
D.R. answers from Daytona Beach on October 21, 2007
Yeah..I just recently read about this too. Here's part of an article:
Environment California Research and Policy Center tested 5 popular baby bottles: Avent, Dr. Brown’s Evenflo, Gerber, and Playtex. ALL were shown to have unsafe levels of Bisphenol A. Sadly this is how many are starting out life for their precious babies…giving them toxic chemicals inadvertently. And to make matters even worse…if you use formula you are giving your baby a double whammy because the lining of those formula cans may very well be leaching BPA into the actual formula as well.
Many other studies have concluded the same thing BPA is unsafe. It can speed up puberty and add to weight gain, and may cause changes that can lead to breast and prostate cancer. Other studies have shown that is may cause brain damage, abnormal organ development, and hyperactivity. We must take steps to eliminate it from our lives to the extent we can. This is one BIG reason you need to store your food in glass containers and not plastic. It is also the reason you need to find safer alternatives for baby bottles and sippy cups.
Here are some links for safer bottles and sippies:
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L.A. answers from Miami on October 21, 2007
Yes I have heard of this, I have a Holist Pediatrics book and it talks about this. I have the Born Free Bottles and Sippy Cups, you can buy them at Whole Foods, and some Babys r Us stores carry them too. They do not have this chemical that leaches into the bottle.
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A.M. answers from Boca Raton on October 21, 2007
Thanks so much for your question!!! I had never heard of Bisphenol-A but thanks to you, I did 5 minutes of reading online and I'm now on my way to making some changes around my home. As soon as I finish typing this I am throwing out ALL of my baby's playtex bottles and my older daughter's sippy cups (I have pumped breast milk stored in Medela bottles so those are staying- no B-A found in those, according to what I read online. I am running to the store to buy MAM bottles and Advent sippy cups- according to what I read online, they are much safer. Thanks for opening my eyes and making me do some research!!! By the way, I found the site below to be very informative.
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L.H. answers from Miami on October 21, 2007
here's a helpful link;
K.J. answers from Boca Raton on November 04, 2007
Hi H.! 1st of all... this is NOT an urban legend or a myth, there is serious science behind this, and soemthing called body burden testing can tell you how much of these toxic chemicals you have in your body. There was an article on CNN about it. It's here: http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/10/22/body.burden/in...
S.L. answers from Boca Raton on October 21, 2007
See message below. Certain companies print misinformation to get you to buy their products and to get you to worry unnecessarily. You can't worry about EVERY LITTLE THING or you aren't going to enjoy ANYTHING. You yourself have been exposed to this chemical your whole life - are you OK?
"Exposure to bisphenol A in the workplace and environment are well below the safe levels established by government agencies worldwide. In addition, consumer products derived from bisphenol A that come in contact with foods or beverages are safe for their intended uses and are strictly regulated by government agencies worldwide.
For a basic background in many of the scientific principles discussed in this section, we recommend the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Tutor."
S.S. answers from Miami on October 26, 2007
A great web site to check out things like this is www.snopes.com.
This is pretty much an urban legend.