What is BPA in bottles?

I hear people talking about BPA in bottles but I dont understand what it is or what it does to the baby. Please help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    BPA is an estrogen-like compound in plastic which could be posing some risk to the brain development of babies and children. It may cause things like early puberty in girls and breast development in boys. It is the main chemical used to make things like baby bottles hard and clear.

    Bisphenol A, or BPA, is found in low levels in virtually every human body. A component of polycarbonate plastic, it can leach from baby bottles and other hard plastic beverage containers, food can linings and other consumer products.

    See http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20070824/jury-...

    The highlights:

    Canned food appears to be the main source of BPA for most people.

    Last March, the Environmental Working Group reported the results of a

    study in which a national analytical laboratory tested 97 cans of

    food for BPA. (see http://www.ewg.org/reports/bisphenola)

    The study found that:

    Cans of chicken soup, infant formula (pre-mixed, not powdered), and

    ravioli had the highest BPA levels.

    1 in 3 cans of infant formula had BPA levels "200 times the

    government's traditional safe level of exposure for industrial

    chemicals."

    Overall, 1 in 10 cans tested had high levels of BPA.

    Beverage cans have fewer BPA residues; canned pasta and canned soups

    have the highest levels.

    BPA is an ingredient in many plastic products. Plastic bottles with

    the recycling number 7 (except new bio-labeled plastics) usually

    contain BPA.

    Source(s): webmd and LA times
  • 5 years ago

    BPA found in most plastics which is active when warmed up usually. Check out this review my wide did about the effects of BPA and why Glass is better to use.

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