Baby bottles are made of plastic, so they are not safe to use . Plastic milk feeding bottles are not safe because
Bisphenol A, well known as BPA, is an industrial chemical used to make plastics milk feeding bottles .
BPA has been linked to possible health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and changes to kids hormone system.
Let’s go step by step to understand Why not use plastic milk feeding bottle even it labelled “BPA FREE”.
What is BPA ?
Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is a chemical widely used to make polycarbonate plastics
and epoxy resins.
Where is BPA found?
Polycarbonate plastics have many applications including use in some food and drink packaging such as
water and baby milk bottles, compact discs, impact-resistant safety equipment, and medical devices including those used in hospital settings.
How does BPA get into the body?
BPA can leach into food from the epoxy resin lining of cans and from consumer products such as polycarbonate
tableware, food storage containers, water bottles, and baby milk bottles.
Additional traces of BPA can leach out of these products when they are heated at high temperatures.
Why you concerned about BPA?
One reason people may be concerned about BPA is because human exposure
to BPA is widespread.
The 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), conducted by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of Americans six years and older.
Another reason for concern, especially for parents, may be because some laboratory animal studies report subtle developmental effects in fetuses and newborns exposed to low doses of BPA.
What did the NTP (National Toxicology Program) conclude about BPA?
In the case of BPA, the NTP expressed
“some concern” for potential exposures
to the fetus, infants, and children.
The NTP has “some concern“ for BPA’s effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and
children at current exposure levels.
The NTP has “minimal concern“ for effects on the mammary gland and an earlier age for puberty in females,
fetuses, infants, and children at current
The NTP has “negligible concern“ that exposure of pregnant women to BPA will result in fetal or neonatal mortality,
birth defects, or reduced birth weight and growth in their offspring.
The NTP has “negligible concern“ that exposure to BPA will cause reproductive effects in non-occupationally exposed adults and “minimal concern” for workers exposed to higher levels in occupational settings.