January 5, 2010
Did you know that a common chemical used in the manufacture of plastics has been linked with cancer and numerous other conditions? The chemical, Bisphenol-A, or BPA, has been used to make plastic baby bottles for decades and has put billions of people throughout the world, who were bottle fed, at risk of cancer, hormone disorders and infertility.
BPA is in many other products from DVD’s to resin, but its use in baby bottles is particularly concerning because when BPA heats up, it can leach out of the bottle and end up in formula milk to be ingested by the baby, causing tissue damage, hormone disruption and increasing the risk of developing cancer in later life.
While much thought has been given to the immunological and psychological benefits of breast feeding, little consideration has been given to the impact of using plastic bottles to feed a baby.
What is an endocrine disruptor?