Wednesday, December 12, 2007

SpaghettiNOs

BPA in plastic? Check. Sippy cups? Pacifiers? Toys? Check. Head exploding, but check.

Now bisphenol-A in cans? Ruh-roh. Wasn't I just talking about how being healthy and sustainable was making me feel like we are living out Little House on the Prairie? Time to make our own soup (good thing I got that stock simmering....) and, well, read this.

4 comments:

skyppies said...

So if cans of formula contain BPA does that mean the plastic ready to feed Similac bottles do as well? I emailed Abbott and received a long winded answer... that did not answer my question. I guess we need to move to powder formula... my little one does not like it at all but I guess he'll eat it if it is all I give him. These chemicals are out of control.

MamaBird said...

Yes, it's completely out of control. I think you are right about switching to powered -- see this link -- http://www.enviroblog.org/2007/12/bpa-in-formula-this-is-not-a-c.htm
It's so amazing that we have such limited choices....

Amanda@EWG said...

skyppies, I bet Abbott told (more or less) that it doesn't matter if the plastic bottles contain BPA, because BPA isn't a danger anyway... it's the company line.

Those plastic bottles are okay in terms of BPA. It's a shame they're so wasteful, though.

MamaBird said...

Thanks, Amanda, for the helpful info. Yes, the company line on plastics is not always legit. I emailed one company about their (in my opinion unsafe) plastic kids' cups and had the owner himself email me back that his grandkids used the cups and that plastics were completely safe, that it was an enviro fringe movement with no basis in science. Wonder what he thinks now that the Canadian sporting goods company's yanking Nalgene?