Tuesday, April 29, 2008

BPA concerns go mainstream

I've been concerned about BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups for quite some time, but it looks like our government is finally paying attention. What shocks me is that a large segment of the population (including many moms) are still oblivious to the risks of this plastic, which research shows causes cancer in lab animals and acts as an endocrine disruptor, mimicking estrogen. Every day I see someone feeding their baby from a clear plastic Avent or Dr. Brown's baby bottle.

Still, enough of us are concerned that manufacturers and retailers are paying attention. Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and CVS are promising to pull BPA products off their shelves, and Playtex and Nalgene promised to phase out BPA completely.

Get involved. Sign this Moms Rising petition and demand BPA be removed from all children's products.