The debate over bisphenol A, a chemical used to harden plastics
and often found in baby bottles, continues. The Food and Drug
Administration recently announced that the small amount of BPA that
leaches out of plastics is not a threat to babies or adults.
The FDA took another look at the chemical after a report from
the National Toxicology Program said there was "some concern" over
exposure to fetuses, infants and children. Not everyone agrees on
the safety of BPA, though-Canada banned the chemical back in
So what should parents do? Right now it's up to each family to
decide, but for those who want to eliminate their children's
exposure to the chemical, a wide variety of BPA-free products, from
bottles to sippy cups to toys, are now available.
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