Tuesday, August 12, 2008
BPA, a synthetic sex hormone that mimics estrogen, is used to make hard polycarbonate plastic. Ninety-five percent of all baby bottles on the market are made with bisphenol A. The results of the U.S. study show that, when new bottles are heated, those manufactured by Avent, Evenflo, Dr. Brown’s and Disney/First Years leached between 4.7 – 8.3 parts per billion of bisphenol A. Recent research on animals shows that bisphenol A can be harmful by disrupting development at doses below these levels.
Results of the study contribute to a growing body of evidence that calls for immediate protective action to reduce public exposure to bisphenol A, especially for infants and children.
Studies conducted on laboratory animals and cell cultures have linked low doses of BPA to obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and other illnesses. BPA exposure is widespread and has been found in 95% of Americans tested. Scientists, physicians, and public health professionals suspect that existing scientific evidence on BPA indicates a real risk to human health.
So I have switched all of Carter's bottles to BPA Free. After readings tons of articles I am convinced. They are finding it is causing genetic problems in animals. There are so many facts and articles out there proving it. I can't stand when people don't take it seriously or say "we were fine", your just being selfish and lazy not to trade bottles. I bought the MAM bottles they weren't expensive and Avent makes BPA Free sippy cups. Wouldn't you rather have your child safe?