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Why Should We Choose BPA Free Plastic?

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Why Should We Choose BPA Free Plastic?

BPA is a chemical that is added to many commercial products, including food containers and hygiene products. It was first discovered in the 1890s, but chemists realized in the 1950s that it could be mixed with other compounds to produce flexible plastics. BPA exhibits hormone-like properties that raise concerns about the use of consumer products and food containers. Since 2008, some governments have investigated their safety and prompted some retailers to withdraw from polycarbonate products. A report by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2010 indicated that BPA may be harmful to the fetus, infants and children, but reports confirm that very low concentrations in certain foods are safe.

 

Currently, BPA is used to make epoxy resins, which are applied to the inner liner of canned food containers to prevent metal corrosion and cracking. BPA-contain plastics are commonly used in food containers, Infants feeding bottle and other items.

 

Some experts claim that it is toxic and people should try to avoid it. However, some research reports show that the BPA concentration in the product is within the range and will not cause harm to the human body.

 

How to reduce the impact of BPA

In November 2006, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that the animal's BPA study did not clearly indicate a reliable quantifiable hazard. It has also been pointed out that people who swallow BPA will soon destroy it compared to the animals studied.

In March 2013, the FDA's assessment was that “BPA is very safe in certain foods”.

 

Although research suggests that BPA appears to be safe, if your child uses a plastic water bottle, for babys health, you should be aware of the following:

1. Look for a reusable water bottle labeled "No BPA." According to the study, plastics marked with recycling codes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 are less likely to contain BPA.

 

2. Keep away from heat. High temperatures can damage plastics and leaching chemicals. Cleaning plastic bottles in a dishwasher or heating plastic bottles in a microwave can increase your baby's exposure to BPA. It is best to heat the thermos to a basin of hot water for disinfection.

 

3. If the Infants feeding bottle is worn or scratched, these bottles may be leached by chemicals and you need to throw away and replace the new baby bottle.

 

4. Avoid using baby cans or plastic containers labeled "PC" for baby formula - cans contain BPA. Some experts recommend powders over liquids from BPA containers, as liquid is likely to absorb more BPA from the container.

 

5. Avoid packaging food: Eat more fresh whole food. Keep away from canned food or food packed in plastic containers labeled with recycling number 3 or 7 or the letter "PC".

 

6.Selective for toys: Make sure that the plastic toys you buy for your child are made of BPA free materials - especially for toys that your child may chew or suck.

 

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