Government leaders ask baby bottle makers to ban BPA in their products

Attorneys general from three states, Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware, are asking makers of baby bottles to stop using bisphenol A, a chemical used to make hard, clear plastic that has been found to cause a  host of health problems in labatory animals.

The public officers sent letters to baby bottle makers calling the preventable release of toxic chemicals into “unconscionable and intolerable.” 

Earlier this year, a federal panel from the National Toxicology Program said the chemical poses “some concern” to the health and development of children, infants and fetuses. Canada has proposed declaring bisphenol A to be a toxin and banning it from children’s products. Retailers such as Babies R Us/Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Sears and others will stop selling baby products containing BPA by the end of 2008. 

Nalgene, the popular reusable water bottle maker, has also phased out the use of BPA due to the numerous studies showing the negative health effects of BPA and largely due to consumer demand.

Despite all the research, demand from consumers, etc., the FDA is still trying to convince us that BPA is safe.

Please check back later this week. I am working on a list for BPA free dishes to complement the other BPA free lists I have! As well as a list of food storage containers that are BPA-free.

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