Are your plastics BPA-free?

Now that I’m a mom, this subject hits close to home. California has joined 10 other states (Vermont, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts,Washington, Delaware and Maine) banning the chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and sippy cups.  Better known as BPA, this industrial chemical is used in the manufacturing of plastics.  Humans are primarily exposed to BPA though their diet when it leaches into food and drink from plastic containers.

Children and pregnant woman are particularly susceptible to adverse effects from BPA exposure which include early puberty, childhood obesity, breast cancer and ADHD.  So California’s ban is a big step in protecting the health of the countries youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Canada and the EU already ban its use on baby bottles. I wonder when Georgia will enact legislation banning BPA? Until then I’ll continue to look carefully at my daughters plastic products to make sure they’re BPA-free! Do you check the BPA-free label before you purchase plastic products?

Source: Mother Nature Network

Photo: The Daily Green

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on October 14, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I check those labels too! Gotta protect my little girls as well.

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