BPA Studies Continue in The US
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that it plans to study the effects of BPA in depth in the future. Currently, the FDA says that BPA’s are safe. According to experts, the FDA bases this on the results of two studies done by other groups. These studies, which were funded by chemical industries, claim that BPA’s are safe.
The National Toxicology Program has determined from it’s research that BPA’s, even in small amounts, can cause changes in brain development and behavior in infants and small children. BPA’s are most easily ingested when chemicals from plastic containers seep into food and drink.
I became concerned about this when I saw an article that the bottles that I’d used for my son had a high concentration of BPA’s. I began to try to find products without the chemical and was shocked at the lack of choices I found. Many companies that made infant bottles weren’t even forthcoming with information it seemed.
Several months have passed and while strolling down the baby aisle last week, I noticed several products that actually announced that their product was BPA free. I bought several BPA free products that day for my son.
Call me cynical, but I don’t buy the FDA’s position that this chemical is safe. I’m grateful that I now have choices for safer products to purchase for my son.
Do you seek out products that advertise that they are BPA free? Do you agree with the FDA that this chemical is safe?