Great move for the baby giant!
“All baby bottles containing the controversial chemical bisphenol A will be pulled of Toys “R” Us shelves by the end of the year, the retailer said Monday.
The company’s move to phase out products with the chemical follows Friday’s federal government announcement that Canada will ban the import and sale of polycarbonate baby bottles containing bisphenol A (BPA). If the ban proceeds, Canada will be the first country in the world to limit BPA.”
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5 thoughts on “Toys ‘R’ Us to phase out bisphenol A baby bottles”
It’s crazy to think that all this time we have been exposed to BPA but until this recent spur in interest over it, it was brushed under the rug. Our lives are consumed by BPA. It is in fillings in our teeth, it lines the metal in our canned foods, and in our plastic food containers. It is scary to know that BPA is found in most baby bottles and sippy cups. There are many new companies coming out with BPA free bottles though. As far as plastic drinking bottles for adults go, Camelbak has always been BPA free and Nalgene and REI are coming out with a BPA-free lines, too.
Lets not forget that all plastics are also derived from petroleum. More toxins, more global warming, more food shortages for the poor.
Oh, and breastfeeding as uncomfortable and stigmatized as it is, increases the health of babies instead of harming them.
Breastfeeding is not uncomfortable or stigmatized, it is quite the opposite – it’s beautiful and perfectly natural. Sure the first few weeks can be uncomfortable during latch on, but if it is more than that, you really need to see a GOOD lactation consultant.
I do agree though that breastfeeding is the best way to avoid BPA in bottles and formula. And it comes with a host of other benefits as well: protection from disease, reduced risk of childhood and adult cancers, diabetes and heart disease; breastfed children have higher IQs… the list goes on. It is also wise for a breastfeeding mother to avoid BPA packaging, as it could transfer in her milk.
The fact is that BPA is a pervasive carcinogen found in the soil, watger and in products we use on a daily basis. It is the most widely used chemical in the plastics industry and products contqaining BPA are not clearly labeled. In fact it is lumped under the SPI code 7 found inside the recycle triangle at the bottom of plastic containers, also know “OTHER”. Other non BPA plastics are also listed under this code. It is time for the plastics industgry to do away with SPI code 7 -OTHER, and label plastic products with more consistency.