11 Oct '11, 6am

Getting BPA out of baby bottles isn't enough.

Like most parents, I have invested a lot of time and money in buying baby bottles, sippy cups and other children’s products that were labeled “BPA-free”. Today, if you shop at any major retailer every bottle on the shelf is labeled “BPA-free”. But this wasn’t always the case. It has only been because of consumer demand that the use of polycarbonate baby bottles containing BPA has been phased out. By 2009, all of the major baby bottle manufacturers and major retailers had gone "BPA-free". BPA is a hormone disrupting chemical which mimics the female sex hormone, estrogen, and exposure during development has been linked to wide range of health problems including reproductive harm, altered brain development and even cancer later in life. But parents have to be on their guard - because polycarbonate bottles containing BPA are still legal to sell. I have often worried about what...

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