Toxic chemical in baby bottles?

February 6, 2008 8:28:08 PM PST
There is growing controversy over a harmful, potentially cancer-causing chemical used to make baby bottles.Bisphenol, also known as BPA, is used to harden the plastic used to make baby bottles. Over time, it is possible that the chemical could leak out of the plastic and could possibly contaminate the baby's drinks.

Some studies have linked BPA to hormonal changes and abnormal development in babies. But critics say federal testing has proven traditional bottles are not harmful.

There are also alternatives out there.

Bornfree is one company that makes BPA free bottles.

They are more expensive than traditional bottles, usually selling for about $9.50.

The president of Bornfree claims more BPA is released when the bottles are heated and scrubbed repeatedly.

For more information on the BornFree bottles, visit NewbornFree.com.


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