Toxic Plastic Baby Bottles

 

If you are a mother of a new baby, or know someone who is, a warning about using plastic, instead of glass, baby bottles could save the child a lot of health problems later in life.

According to a report by the Environment California Research and Policy Center released in February, 2007, bisphenol A, a toxic chemical, leaches from the plastic bottle into the liquid being fed to the baby.

Bisphenol A is a chemical likened to the sex hormone estrogen and can cause all sorts of serious health problems ranging from breast and prostate cancer to insulin resistance leading to diabetes, and congestive heart failure later in life.

It can also cause impaired immune function, early onset of puberty, obesity, and hyperactivity at all ages.

The bottom line for baby feeding is the use of traditional glass bottles.

For more information:

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/may/17/possible-toxin-in-baby-bottles-raises-concerns-a/

http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience/oncompounds/bisphenola/bpauses.htm

http://website.lineone.net/~mwarhurst/bisphenol.html

http://www.apluswriting.net/health/babybottle.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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