Canada became the first country to ban a widely found chemical from use in baby bottles, spurring a leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate to call for legislation that would prohibit use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in a number of everyday consumer products.
The United States is also doing extensive research about the effects of BPA. One study’s conclusions were published on April 14, 2008. The web address for this study is:
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concurs with the conclusion of the CERHR Expert Panel on Bisphenol A that there is some concern for neural and behavioral effects in fetuses, infants, and children at current human exposures. The NTP also has some concern for bisphenol A exposure in these populations based on effects in the prostate gland, mammary gland, and an earlier age for puberty in females.
The scientific evidence that supports a conclusion of some concern for exposures in fetuses, infants, and children comes from a number of laboratory animal studies reporting that “low” level exposure to bisphenol A during development can cause changes in behavior and the brain, prostate gland, mammary gland, and the age at which females attain puberty. These studies only provide limited evidence for adverse effects on development and more research is needed to better understand their implications for human health. However, because these effects in animals occur at bisphenol A exposure levels similar to those experienced by humans, the possibility that bisphenol A may alter human development cannot be dismissed.
GotBreastPump.com will continue to share information about BPA bisphenol A concerns and future legislation. We already carry BPA free baby bottles. The Adiri Natural Nurser Ultimate Baby Bottle is the only nipple shaped like a mother’s breast and is BPA free, )bisphenol A free). The Adiri Natural Nurser Baby Bottle enables the ultimate safe bottle feeding.
With the new awareness of BPA (bisphenol A) health issues, we at GotBreastPump.com will add new BPA free products to our already healthy baby feeding line.
More news and ideas tomorrow on BPA, BPA alternatives, and BPA free products.