Plastic in Baby Bottles may be linked to Cancer?

@jennybianca (12913)
Australia
April 15, 2008 9:48pm CST
"A CHEMICAL in some plastic food and drink packaging including baby bottles may be tied to early puberty and prostate and breast cancer." This is referring to the chemical chemical bisphenol A. (PBA) This chemical is used in many baby bottles and the plastic lining of cans of infant formula. " "There is some concern for neural and behavioral effects in fetuses, infants and children at current human exposures." The above finding has been found with a study on rodents. The National Toxicology Program said iot had no concerns (in the US). But in the government in Canada are ready to ban PBA. This must be quite worrying for poarents with babies & toddlers. What would be your position on this, especially of pregnant or with a baby?
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@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
16 Apr 08
gee, i really don't have no idea about this matter. it seems everything being so dangerous to eat and drink. so, do they have any proove regarding this matter? what i mean here, is there any case about this matter and the baby?
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
16 Apr 08
They have proof with the testing on rats, but I dont believe they have stats on the effects of this chemical being used in plastic, yet.
@kieungoc (232)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Yes, of course this is bothersome. I used regular bottles with my first son and then when I heard this, it was so disturbing. He is 3 now and I feel so guilty, but we never heated the bottles in the microwave and never used a dishwasher. Now we have a 2nd child and went out and purchased a glass bottle. There are too many things I have to worry about and the bottle I use to feed my kid shouldn't be one of them. We paid a pretty penny for these BPA free bottle. I can't believe we have to pay so much to not poison our kids! Better to be safe though.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
16 Apr 08
I agree, if I was to have a baby now, I would be using glass bottles. The use of chemicals in plastic has always been questionable.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Apr 08
i found a website that says about your topic and i am wondering how true they stated on the post it is quite opposite on what you post is. checked this out. http://www.bisphenol-a.org/ Welcome to the Bisphenol-A Website This website is a comprehensive resource for environmental, health and safety information about bisphenol A (BPA). Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins – both of which are used in countless applications that make our lives easier, healthier and safer, each and every day.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
18 Apr 08
The website you checked, is actually the company website, so they are going to say that it is completely safe. I can't say for certain how accurate the reported research is. All you can can really do is lots of research yourself.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Apr 08
maybe because who buy their products if they say something negative. thanks for the clarification.
@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
17 Apr 08
This has been all over our news here! I'm so glad my son isn't on the bottle anymore. I have yet to see the list of bottles affected. The one news website said that when you heat the milk up in the bottle it causes even more of this BPA to get out of it. I was warming my son's milk in the micowave for a few seconds almost every time I gave it to him. I hope that my son, and all the other babies are okay!
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
18 Apr 08
Hopefully you will find a list of affected bottles & that the one you used was not one of them. There was a lot on our local news this morning about it too.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Yeah, right now it's pretty general. I hope that my baby's bottles were okay. I was trying to hold on to the ones we had for him for our next baby, but if they are bad ones, I guess I'll have to get rid of them.
• United States
17 Apr 08
I get emails from a Green living blog and this is one of the stories they wrote about today. I've been hearing a lot about the chemicals used in making plastic products, more specifically the ones that are used to store food and the more I hear about them, the more I want to avoid plastic storage containers because I'm afraid for my health.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
17 Apr 08
We knew many years ago about the dangers of some chemicals used in plastics. I am glad he message is finally getting out.
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Oh its always something new. I gre up with plastic bottles and im okay I think we tend to worry a little too much. I mean soon nothing will be safe anymore.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
17 Apr 08
Well, yes, it's true that they are always coming out with new dangers, but I think I would not want to risk a baby to sucking on plastic bottles a few times every day.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
16 Apr 08
this is ridiculous. I can't believe babies are being poisoned just from drinking out of a bottle. When I have a baby it looks as though i'll be buying glass bottles.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
16 Apr 08
The tests on rats did show this reaction, but of course, humans haven't been tested, & no one has kept stats on babies who had plastic bottles, then grew up to have cancer in later life.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I seen this on the news. They are suggesting you throw away all the plastic baby bottles. This is getting so out of hand.