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Most people don't think about the dangers of bisphenol A which is most likely in your water bottles. Have you ever refilled a disposable water bottle or drank from one of those bright colorful plastic bottles or worse yet warmed a plastic bottle in the microwave for your baby?
One of the biggest concerns are the bottles that are made with polycarbonate.
These attractive and brightly colored bottles contain a chemical called bisphenol A, bpa for short. The risks are causing alarm all over the world.
While not wide spread yet, legislation banning it's use is being passed in various states and countries.
As the bpa breaks down, it leaches into the water that is in the bottle.
To choose safe plastic water bottles look for a number on the bottom of the bottle.
These recycling numbers tell you if the bottle is made from a bpa material.
Safe bottles will have recycling numbers of:
If you find a #7 on the bottle, it contains bisphenol A.
These are usually polycarbonate bottles. If you're using a hard plastic bottle, look for a #1 indicating it's a bpa free container.
If you're using a hard plastic bottle, look for a #1 which indicates it's a safe container to use.
Better yet get a reusable stainless steel bottle. They are easy to clean, just wash them out with a baby brush or put them in the dishwasher.
No bpa worries!
Most pre-filled water bottles are usually a #1 and most people are unaware that they are meant for one use only.
Reusing plastic water bottles is not advised. Especially after sitting in a hot car. If you taste plastic when you take a drink, you are drinking plastic.
When you think about all of the plastic bottles filling up our landfills, it really makes sense to purchase a safe reusable water bottle.
Many health experts recommend stainless steel as the bottle of choice.
Water bottles are not the only things made from polycarbonate. CDs, iPods, electronics casings, sunglasses are just a few, so be careful and don't allow children and babies to suck on them.
BPA is known as a xenoestrogen which is a known endocrine disruptor.
It's no wonder people have so many thyroid and other hormonal imbalances today.
Ingesting xenoestrogen in the body disrupts the normal hormonal processes and can cause other harmful effects.
It is believed that BPA in the body is linked to breast and uterine cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
When you heat these bottles for your babies, bpa it could leach out at even higher levels.
Just be aware and strive to find the healthiest choices for you and your family.
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