Tuesday, 4 May 2010

What is BPA?

What is BPA?

Are your babies bottles BPA Free?

When you see that a product is 'Free' of something you assume its something harmful or bad for you. My bottles are BPA Free so i wanted to know why....here is what i found.

Taken from Tommy Tippee website:

BPA is one of the 50 most-produced chemicals in the world. It is used in the manufacture of numerous household articles, from plastic water jugs to take-out containers, sports equipment, canned food liners and baby formula cans. This widespread use of polycarbonate feeding bottles is due to the exceptional combination of properties that the material gives, including safety, toughness, durability, lightweight, glass-like appearance and its suitability for all common household methods of sterilisation.

On Saturday March 14 2010, BBC News featured an item about BPA in baby feeding bottles. And in recent months many environmental groups have expressed concerns that the BPA contained in baby feeding bottles could ‘leach’ or leak out into a baby’s milk from the plastic when heated under certain conditions, or when bottles were cracked or scratched. This, they claimed, could result in health concerns for babies and children.

Bisphenol A has been intensively scrutinized for a long period of time and no credible scientific evidence has yet been found as to whether BPA is damaging to humans. The Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency are among many national and international bodies to publicly state that polycarbonate is safe to use.

Tommy Tippee with 50 years of experience, have decided that they should do whatever they could to minimise the confusion for parents in order to provide the total reassurance they have come to expect from them. The Closer to Nature range are BPA Free.

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