Top baby bottle makers stop using BPA

baby-bottlesI read an interesting article in the Washington Post recently about the safety of baby bottles.  It says that the six largest manufacturers of baby bottles (Avent, Disney First Years, Dr. Brown, Evenflow, Gerber, and Playtex) will stop selling bottles in the United States made with bisphenol A, also known as BPA. This action comes in response to a request from the Attorneys General of Connecticut, Delaware and New Jersey asking them to voluntarily stop using the controversial chemical, particularly since substitutes for it are available.

You can read a bit more about chemicals in plastics on our website and in a previous post.

New research on BPA has brought up some concerns and the FDA currently is reviewing it’s position on the safety of BPA.  We’ll let you know when the FDA makes a decision about the use of this chemical. In the meantime, it’s nice to read that manufacturers are taking what appears to be a positive step toward keeping our children healthy.

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