Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No rubber duck in the bath?

The concern about hormone disrupting bisphenol A leaching from plastics is real. A recent study by Environment California Research & Policy Centre reported the 5 most popular baby bottles brands - Avent, Dr. Brown's, Evenflo, Gerber and Playtex - leached BPA at levels found to cause harm in numerous animal studies. The report recommends using glass or safer non-polycarbonate plastics.

What about the rubber ducky?

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic is used to make many kids products. PVC contains phthalates, a plastiziser additives which leach out of the toys. Look for PVC-free on the labels of soft plastic toys and teeters.

Anyone found PVC-free toys or non-polycarbonate plastic bottles and cups? Blog it.

Useful tip sheet from Environment California.

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