Friday, March 30, 2007

Plastic sucks, part II

Not that I needed any more research reports to convict me of the evils of plastic, but there is another recent comprehensive report substantiating my paranoia:
http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/uploads/Ve/AQ/VeAQsr6MMu4xA3-2ibnr_g/Toxic-Baby-Bottles.pdf

The above study shows that every major baby bottle on the market was tested for the culprit Bisphenol-A, which is well established as a cause of cancer, impaired brain development, immune system issues, obesity, diabetes, early onset of puberty - in short, BpA is a particularly harmful toxin. And as the study concludes in their testing, every baby bottle tested contained BpA and it leached into [insert your baby]'s milk when the bottle was heated or washed with a harsh detergent! Argh!!!

That's the bad news. There is no good news, but an interesting angle on this is that at least now we have a very credible piece to the puzzle of why such an alarming number of children in the U.S. these days suffer from allergies, obesity, early puberty, etc.

A more uplifting post to come, I promise.

3 comments:

christine mi said...

have you seen any bpa-free straw cups?

the13thfloor said...
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the13thfloor said...

oops...had to delete my previous comment since it was riddled with grammatical errors. u know me... your reports on plastic are appalling! ack, i wonder what isn't bad for you these days...perhaps it's just resign -to-plastic-or-else! hungry mother's so much fun to read...