Finally pediatricians are getting on board and making a statement about the dangers of chemicals to pregnant women and children! The AAP has called for an overhaul of the chemical regulation in our country.
Yes, some chemicals like BPA have been removed from baby bottles. This was ONLY done because of consumer outrage. The government continues to state BPA is safe regardless of studies showing that they are toxic. While companies try to give the illusion that BPA is no longer in products, these chemicals are still found in tons of products like blenders, baby toys, food processors, car seats, cups, plates, canned food, formula can lining and other baby items. Companies like Playskool, Hasbro, Fisher Price, Kids II and others not only still use BPA, but some of them still defend the use and actively fight regulation. And what most people don’t realize is BPA free isn’t a free ticket of safety. That just happens to be the chemical that is getting all of the attention these days. A new study found that over 70% of BPA FREE items leached hormone disrupting chemicals. So going BPA free is not enough. It is best to avoid all plastics whenever and wherever possible. Use glass containers and stainless steel.