Despite all of the media attention about the safety of kids products over the last year; the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is still found in products that kids use every day, like baby bottles, sports water bottles, the lining of formula cans, and sippy cups.
This is a real problem because more than 200 studies have linked BPA exposures at very low doses to breast and prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes, altered development of the brain and immune systems, lowered sperm counts, and early puberty. Growing children are especially at risk from BPA because they have smaller bodies. In fact, BPA is so toxic that even very small amounts have been shown to cross the placenta and impact prenatal development.
Ridiculous, isn't it?
What to do? Ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor the Ban Poisonous Additives Act by clicking here. Please do it today because there are only two weeks to generate the co-sponsors and congressional support needed to move this important legislation forward.
Click here to find BPA-free baby bottles. Click here to find out if your favorite canned goods are BPA-free.
As always, avoid #7 plastics...they are the biggest offenders.