FDA Assures Safety, But There Is Chemical Free Baby Bottles

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Chemical Free Baby Bottles
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FDA says that baby plastic bottle chemical Bysphenol A is safe, but could this dispel the coution in parents? While some parents will still wait for other studies in the future to confirm the safety of plastic bottles for children and adults, other parents are also looking for alternative bottles for children that are chemical free.

If you are like me, then you probably want what is best for your precious bundle of joy. Before I knew about the latest craze that PVC chemicals leach out of plastic baby bottles, I literally had 10 plastic bottles that my child was using everyday. Then I saw the PC letters located on the bottom of each of her bottles. Needless to say, I have switched from plastic bottles to Babylife's Wee Go glass bottles.

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Babylife made this switch to chemical free baby bottles very easy for me because they have 9 oz glass bottles that come with a colored silicone cover. The glass is Bisphenol A, phthalate, PVC and polycarbonate-free, and the silicone cover is safe for the environment. Not only is the silicone cover environmentally friendly, but they also come in a variety of colors like pink, orange, yellow and blue. Babylife uses the silicone covers to protect the glass bottles from breaking if dropped on the floor - total money saver!!! Plus every part of the bottle - silicone cover, bottle, nipple, and cap are dishwasher safe.

If you are thinking about switching from plastic to glass, I highly recommend Babylife's Wee Go glass bottles. You can’t get any better than environmentally friendly and chemical free baby bottles with color for $18.00 each.

The author of this story Melissa blogs at Now What Baby.

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Legislators, consumers, and regulatory agencies should have well-justified concerns about the estrogenic activity (EA) exhibited by BPA and phthalates in water bottles and other plastics like baby bottles. While estrogens (the female sex hormones) occur naturally in the body, many scientific studies have shown that significant health problems can occur when chemicals are ingested that mimic or block the actions of these female sex hormones; the fetus, newborn, or young child is especially vulnerable. However, BPA and phthalates are just two of several hundred chemicals that exhibit EA in plastics. These chemicals having EA leach from almost all plastics sold today, including polyethylene, polypropylene, PET, etc. That is, plastics advertised as BPA-free or phthalate-free are not EA-free; almost all these plastics still leach chemicals having EA – and often have more total EA than plastics that release BPA or phthalates. Current legislation is attempting to solve this problem by removing chemicals having EA (BPA, phthalates) one at a time. This approach, for legislators or the FDA, is not an appropriate solution for consumers because thousands of chemicals used in plastics exhibit EA, not just BPA and phthalates. This approach is a marketing-driven solution, not a health-driven solution. The appropriate health-driven solution is to manufacture safer plastics that are EA-free. This is not a pie-in-the-sky solution, as the technology already exists to produce EA-free plastics that also have the same advantageous physical properties, as do almost all existing EA-releasing plastics on the market today. In fact, some of these advanced-technology EA-free plastics are already in the marketplace. The cost of these safer EA-free plastics are just pennies more than EA-releasing plastics, when both are used to manufacture the same product in similar quantities.