Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chicago is Banning BPA Baby Bottles


According to this story on MSNBC, Chicago is the first U.S. city to ban baby bottles and sippy cups that are made with plastic that contain BPA. What exactly is BPA? Well, BPA, or bisphenol A, is used to harden plastic. Is it toxic? The FDA has indicated that they are still researching the answer to that question. Here's the latest snippet from the FDA:

"Based on our ongoing review, we believe there is a large body of evidence that indicates that FDA-regulated products containing BPA currently on the market are safe and that exposure levels to BPA from food contact materials, including for infants and children, are below those that may cause health effects. However, we will continue to consider new research and information as they become available."

Image source: Babble.com

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