bpa and plastic
Bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical sometimes found in the linings of soda, food, and baby formula cans, and in the makeup of some water and baby bottles. BPA has been linked to possible developmental problems in fetuses, infants, and children; heart disease, diabetes, and liver problems in adults; and in animal studies to increased breast and prostate cancer risk.
What you can do: Replace BPA-containing water bottles and sippy cups with glass, metal or ceramic; cut back on canned food; favor nonplastic food and beverage containers.
What you can do: Shy away from plastic bottles; encourage your legislators to support the BPA ban.
What you can do: When bottled water is all that’s available, pick a brand that’s been bottled close by. Recycle the bottle when you’re done.
What you can do: When feeding your little one, remember that the container as well as the contents could affect the baby’s health.
What you can do: Certain chemicals from household products are showing up in the urine of obese children, so keep these products away from kids.
What you can do: Avoid recycled-paper food containers, canned goods, and polycarbonate bottles.
What you can do: What you can do: Complain to Coke, contact your legislators, and when not drinking water, opt for beverages in glass or stainless steel containers.
What you can do: Create your own safe, effective cleaning solutions; eliminate toxins from your kitchen.
What you can do: Talk with your doctor about all circulation problems, as well as other possible risk factors.
What you can do: Reduce your exposure to BPA—stop drinking canned soda, avoid No. 7, water bottles, and choose fresh or frozen foods over canned versions.