Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Boiling water spikes bisphenol A levels

The Globe and Mail reports on a new study on the effects boiling water have on the leaching of BPA. They specifically mention baby bottles.

"The finding suggests that parents sterilizing polycarbonate baby bottles by heating them in water or in a microwave may be inadvertently increasing the amount of the estrogen-mimicking chemical leaching from the containers. It also indicates hikers who use the bottles as a thermos to store hot tea or liquids may be doing the same."

- And weren’t we all told to make sure you boil those bottles to ensure there are no germs. I’m glad they are discovering these things now, but boy to I feel terrible – after expressing milk I then added it to sterilized baby bottles.

Follow this link to read the full article.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lotions and Creams

Tips from Pure Know How'ers

- Make your own - Planet Botanix, an local Ottawa shop,has evening workshops on how to make salve, balm and lotion, personalized with essential oils, and recipes, to take home. Call 613)230-0222 to register.

- Recommended: Avene Cold Cream Hand Cream. The best hand cream out there and this Know How subscriber has tried many. It is the only cream that keeps her hands hydrated all day. It has a very light fragrance and is based with healing AveneThermal Spring Water. Cost: $17.00.
p.s. from Patti - check the label for any ingredients to avoid!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Your Product Reviews

Share your product reviews with the rest of the Pure Know How subscribers. Let us know what works and what doesn't.

Patti and Tamey