Bottle Tips – Avoiding Poisonous Materials
My sister turned to me for help with organic options for her new arrival, she is expecting her first baby. I had to start doing some research because I don’t have any little ones of my own. I would love to share with you what I found.
In my opinion most of the conventional baby products currently in the market are a hazard. A string of stories jump up daily reporting harmful chemicals linked to toys and parents scrambling to get rid of these blacklisted products. But plastic baby bottles, a newborn’s connection to nourishment, should be of equal concern.
Almost every mom knows that breast feeding is the best option but some mothers can’t, many moms switch back-and-forth between breast milk and formula or pump their milk into bottles. Higher levels of chemicals can leach out of the plastic when baby bottles are heated or milk is warmed and placed in a bottle. Infant could be exposed to higher levels of toxic chemicals when you reheat a bottle again and again.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is the dangerous agent found in polycarbonate plastic. It has been linked to impaired immune function, hyperactivity, cancer and other symptoms. Sadly, the majority of plastic baby bottles are made from polycarbonate plastic. Since the late 1990s, studies have indicated that exposure to BPA, even in low doses, could cause adverse side effects.
- Never purchase polycarbonate plastic bottles. Purchase bottles made from glass, if you’re concerned about chipping or breaking of glass, you can choose safer options such as polyethylene, polypropylene or polyamide.
- Never use plastic to microwave food and liquid. If you must use plastic, never pour hot liquid into the bottle—the higher the temperature, the more BPA is released. The amount of leaching has been found to be seven times higher in bottles more than three months old, which can be attributed to scratches caused by harsh washing techniques.
- Avoid all plastic products marked with recycling code 7, which includes polycarbonate (abbreviated, PC). This number is found on the bottom of the container or toy.
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