Until there is a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), the best alternative is to avoid food and beverage containers that contain the chemical. Use glass or stainless steel refillable drinking bottles, instead of hard plastic ones. For juice or other drinks, it’s best to use lined aluminum bottles. Stainless steel bottles are great for water.
For BPA free baby bottles, choose glass or look for companies that make hard plastic bottles without Bisphenol A (BPA), like the Adiri Nurser baby bottles. These are available at our on-line store, at health food stores, organic markets, and some baby stores. BPA free sippy cups can be found in many of the same stores.
To be Bisphenol A (BPA) free, try to avoid eating canned food when you can. Instead of canned vegetables or fruits, choose fresh or frozen ones (they’re healthier for you that way, too!). You can also buy many different kinds of soups and beans in reusable glass jars. And, instead of buying soft drinks in cans, choose glass bottles.
Those most affected by Bisphenol A (BPA) are fetuses, infants and children around puberty. Fetuses are especially sensitive groups as their immature detoxification systems make them more vulnerable and they are at a delicate stage of development.
It seems that Bisphenol A (BPA) is everywhere. Tomorrow we will discuss more ways to minimize exposure.