BPA – or Bisphenol A – is a chemical used to make plastic bottles clear and shatter proof. There are several recent studies that point to adverse affects in animal test studies with even low levels of BPA. A recent American Medical Association study reported a strong link between high levels of BPA and heart disease and diabetes. If these reports have any truth to them, then companies should not be selling products containing BPA and parents should not be buying these products. Eight months ago, we ended up buying these tremendous sized, funny orange colored pacifiers from Holland that were very costly, just because they were BPA free. At the time, most major companies like Dr. Browns, Avent, and Born Free did not produce BPA free pacifiers. At least now, they all have BPA free products!
I was happy to learn the other day that Senator Charles Schumer unveiled new legislation to ban the controversial toxic chemical BPA nationwide from all food and beverage containers marketed for children 3 years old and under. Interesting how Canada became the first nation to forbid sales of BPA last year!