Baby-Bottle Makers Ban BPA.

May 23, 2013
Category: Uncategorized

babywithbottleWhile the FDA dillydallied on reviewing its earlier ruling that bisphenol A (BPA) poses no threat to health, researchers at the National Institutes of Health — basing their findings on 2009 findings — linked BPA to the interference of brain development both in newborns and the unborn. As a result, the attorneys general of Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware wrote a joint letter to the six primary manufacturers of baby bottles, urging them to stop using BPA in their products.
The six companies — Avent, Disney First Years, Gerber, Dr. Brown, Playtex and Evenflow — have now volunteered to ban BPA from their baby bottles. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has called the action “a major public-health victory”.
The European Food Safety Authority and the FDA still maintain that BPA poses no harm to humans. Nearly one year after American Association for Health Freedom (ANH-USA) petitioned the FDA to remove BPA from dental sealants and composite fillings used in children’s mouths, the agency has yet to respond.

5 responses to “Baby-Bottle Makers Ban BPA.”

  1. Sue says:

    Look this one up on the internet – I’ve read that the companies doing away with BPA are replacing the A with S -BPS- without telling us, because BPS is more dangerous then BPA. PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK and SHARE THIS with as many as you can.

  2. Beth says:

    Here is a recent article discussing more than a dozen toxic variations of Bisphenol manufacturers can use and still label their products “BPA free”:
    http://www.mommypotamus.com/the-bpa-free-fraud-products-can-still-contain-toxic-bisphenol/

  3. It’s now a year later and I’m asking myself whether or not the agency ever bothered to respond?
    It’s just ludicrous for the FDA to maintain that BPA poses no threat, when the NIH findings clearly say that it does.
    My best girlfriend pointed out the dangers op BPA to me right before I had my first baby daughter. The first thing I did when I got home, was to make sure that none of my baby gear had BPA in it.
    Turns out that some of it did. I returned it to the store and traded it for BPA free alternatives.
    I had to pay a few dollars extra, but it was totally worth it.

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