If you're still using BPA in your baby bottles and sippy cups, you're out of your mind!
It's true, the controversial chemical BPA, or bisphenol-A, can no longer be used in manufacturing baby bottles or sippy cups.
Interestingly enough, many manufacturers have already phased it out.
Here's what the FDA said:
"Consumers can be confident that these products do not contain BPA. The agency continues to support the safety of BPA for use in products that hold food."
While this is good news for kids, parents still need to worry about themselves — BPA is still used in food containers and water bottles and the like. But legislation introduced by some members of Congress would ban BPA nationwide in all canned food, water bottles and food containers.
Chemical makers still say that the plastic-hardening chemical is safe for all food and drink uses, of course. Why wouldn't they? They make money from it!
Here's a crazy fact:
'About 90 percent of Americans have traces of BPA in their urine, mainly as a result of food and beverage packaging. The vast majority of canned goods in the U.S. are sealed with resin that contains BPA to prevent contamination and spoiling. Canned food manufacturers have used the chemicals since the 1950s. The practice is approved by the FDA.'
No wonder people want BPA banned from everything.
The truth is, though, there isn't enough research on what it does to adults.
We'll just have to keep it up until we get wise!
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