02 November 2008

Better safe than sorry on BPA


The FDA recently released a statement saying that the chemical BPA is "safe at current exposure levels." This statement contradicts more than 100 studies saying just the opposite, and linking BPA to cancer, heart disease, and most unnerving of all, developmental and brain delays in babies and fetuses. For those of you who are unaware, BPA is a chemical found in many hard plastics used for packaging (not a big deal) and drinking (big deal). While it's not that frightening in packaging plastic when you just touch it, in things like baby bottles and some Nalgene-style water bottles, you end up ingesting the chemical along with your drink. With all the contradiction, its safe to say that the jury is still out on BPA, so in my opinion, it's best to just avoid it and stick with water bottles and baby bottles that are listed as "BPA-free".

2 comments:

Gunnery Sergeant Chimichanga said...

Sweet - so now I get to chuck out that lame Nalgene!

jnies626 said...

looks like I have to invest in a new water bottle.....