Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Plastic is evil.
I've just been reading this article about all the disgusting diseases that can be caused by drinking from a plastic bottle - Bisphenol A, used in the production of baby bottles, toys, etc. will be banned in Canada, but not here. "BPA Bisphenol A is a xenoestrogen, a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it disturbs the hormonal messaging in our bodies. Synthetic xenoestrogens are linked to breast cancer and uterine cancer in women, decreased testosterone levels in men, and are particularly devastating to babies and young children. BPA has even been linked to insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes." (tinybirdsorganics.com) So I spent last night purging the toy box and I bought Sigg bottles for the kids. How do American baby bottle manufacturers sleep at night?