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Keep your baby safe from harmful chemicals in baby bottles

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Using safe baby bottles made from glass, polyethylene polypropylene and other baby-safe materials is a seriously easy way to protect your child’s health.

Polycarbonate bottles, which account for about 95% of bottles on the market, can leach bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone disruptor that acts like human estrogen. BPA is commonly found in type 7 plastics and is often also found in type 3 plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC), another harmful plastic compound. Exposing your little one to even trace amounts of BPA could result in a range of health problems, including early puberty, hyperactivity and decreased sperm count.

Although BPA has been featured in scare stories about plastics, there are also new studies that demonstrate safe uses of polycarbonate bottles. Checking bottles and other baby products for harmful chemicals can keep you and your family safe and healthy for years to come. And by sticking to known substances like glass, you can ensure that your baby is drinking from a safe container.

 

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  • To find safe baby bottles for your newborn, see our Baby Green Guide on Baby-Safe Bottles

 

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1. Greene, Alan. Raising Baby Green, pp. 28, 132. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.


2. Bisphenol A Global Group. [2008] Bisphenol A and Product Safety. Available from: http://www.bisphenol-a.org/human/polyplastics.html [26 June 2008].

 
 
 
 
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