BPA-Free Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups
Over the past few years, environmental groups and health experts have grown increasingly alarmed about a chemical that is commonly found in infant baby bottles and toddler sippy cups. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a hormonemimicking chemical that is used in polycarbonate plastics to make them rigid and shatterproof.
Studies suggest that BPA has estrogenic properties that, in animal tests, led to health problems such as prostate and breast cancer, reproductive disorders, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and neurobehavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many leading experts and the FDA argue that the use of BPA is safe to the human public. However, many moms are not willing to take the risk.
Consumer pressure forced many of the major manufacturers to come out with a BPA-free line of baby bottles and sippy cups. Check out the BPA-Free Bottle and Sippy Cup Cheat Sheet from Safe Mama (http://safemama.com/2007/11/22/bpa-free-bottle-and-sippy-cup-cheat-sheet) for the latest information on this issue.