Saturday, May 3, 2008

More BPA

As I have said before, I avoid BPA containing plastics, and I will continue to do so. Stores and companies are pulling BPA containing products from shelves after the US issued a warning about BPA being a toxic of concern and Canada labeled BPA as toxic. Unfortunately, that does not mean that all companies are pulling all BPA containing products, and even those trying to make an effort are falling short.

At this point it is buyer beware, and not all stores are getting it right. Amazon, for example, opened a "BPA free shop." Unfortunately, they didn't get it right. ZRecs caught Amazon red-handed in their fibbing on BPA containing products, and I am sure other stores are also having troubles getting the information straight.

A lot of people are ditching the BPA containing plastic products in their homes, which includes bottles and sippy cups for babies and toddlers. If you are trying to make a change, be sure to do thorough research on your own (or use Zrecs... that site ROCKS) and don't rely on retailers to do it for you!


ChristinaG said...

What a lot of people don't know is that tin cans transfer much more BPA to the food they're holding than the plastics do. I try to avoid canned food as much as possible now. we also bought natural rubber pacifiers since many of the plastic shield of silicone and latex pacifiers also contain BPA.

Maria said...

I've stopped buying canned goods too. It is gross, and think of all the babies drinking formula from cans. Yuck. I use Zrecs to find pacifiers and other products without BPA. There are some pacifiers with silicone without bpa in the plastic shield.

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