BPA Baby Bottles

Raising kids is hard work—not that I know firsthand or anything, I’ve seen it done on television—you feed them, clean them, shelter them; basically, you do all you can to ensure they grow up strong and healthy. Now, add this to list, protecting your kids from the harmful chemical BPA—found in baby bottles! I’m serious. This ABC News report will fill you in:


The sad truth is our world is a playground of hazardous chemicals, but don’t take my word for it. In Disease-Proof Your Child Dr. Fuhrman points out the dangers of early childhood exposure to harmful chemicals, and, how it’s the parent’s job to safeguard their children. Take a look:
We must be careful not to expose our children to chemical cleaners, insecticides, and weed killers on our lawns. Chemicals used in pressure-treated wood used to build lawn furniture, decks, fences, and swing sets have also been shown to place children at risk. When young children are around, we must be vigilant to maintain a chemical-free environment.
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gina - February 8, 2008 1:29 PM

Why does this hormone need to be in are childerns bottles.First its are childerns toys and know there bottles.What wrong with people.Why is are government or who ever letting this happen?I can't trust anything that i buy for for my childern.
I feel very unsafe for my childern.

Carol - May 17, 2008 2:55 PM

Hi Gina

First please learn how to speak and write properly, for the sake of your kids. And second BPA is a chemical, a sort of plastic, nothing to do with a hormone! The worst risk for our kids are for sure people be paranoid about things they don't understand!

Sue - January 19, 2010 1:51 PM

Carol...

Did you ever hear the saying "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?" Did it occur to you that perhaps English is not Gina's native language?

How kind and compassionate of you to start off by insulting her. And how ironic that you follow it with an ungrammatical sentence of your own.

This is why the internet is SO entertaining.

As to why the government doesn't protect us from BPA and other environmental hazards? Let's see if I can explain....

Canada and Europe... They BAN lots of things that the US does not. They ban BPA and have much tougher environmental laws overall.

Canada and Europe also do two things we do not...

ONE: Their governments pay for the majority of health care costs. So they have a vested interest in keeping people from getting sick. They spend a great deal of money on wellness programs and public information campaigns to keep people healthy.

In America we have a for-profit health care system that makes money when people get sick... NOT when they stay well.

TWO: In many of those countries they have much tougher laws about corporate campaign contributions, and how much money a politician can accept from a business, industry association, etc. Therefore their politicians are more afraid of the VOTERS than they are corporations.

In America politicians know they cannot get reelected without corporate campaign contributions and that angering an industry (such as the chemical industry), can easily leave them jobless.

You have to step back and look at the big picture... then it starts to make sense.

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