Big BPA News!

Here’s some very exciting news from BornFree’s North American blogger, Bunmi:

After years of no official stance against BPA, the Food and Drug administration (USA) has just expressed concern over the use of the chemical in food containers. This is huge news.

“The FDA says the agency and the U.S. National Toxicology Program at the National Institute of Health have SOME concern about the potential adverse effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and young children.”

Numerous studies in the last few years have resulted in regional bans of BPA. Attorney Generals from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware wrote a letter to 11 baby bottle and formula container companies to discontinue use of BPAs in late 2008. Canada banned the use of BPAs in baby bottles in 2009. In April 2009, Walmart and Toys ‘R Us pulled baby bottles containing BPAs from their shelves.

We’re very pleased that the American federal government seems to be taking steps to completely ban BPAs and keep babies safe! Join us in our mission to spread the news. This week we’re going to raise awareness by hosting a BPA-Free and Proud Week!

Are you a BPA-Free and Proud parent? Here are a few ways you can spread the news.

Tweet a link to this blog post to your Twitter followers:

I’m BPA-Free and Proud! Join the healthy baby revolution! http://ow.ly/Yih5 #BPAFreeWeek(Link goes back to this post)

Get your Facebook friends in on the action by posting this in your status:

More cuddles, less chemicals. I’m BPA-Free and Proud! Join the healthy baby revolution and make your voice heard http://ow.ly/Yih5

You can make a difference.

More information: http://www.babybornfree.co.uk/pics/bornfreeuk/index_bottles.htm

Read the full FDA related article here: http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Safety/chemical/bisphenol_a_in_food_containers_unsafe_for_infants_1701100204.html

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3 Responses to “Big BPA News!”


  1. 1 Lisa Zachary January 20, 2010 at 08:06

    At last, a government who is actually listening to the dangers, if only the UK would listen, well done babybornfree for keeping us updated x

  2. 2 21stcenturymum February 17, 2010 at 20:22

    Am behind anything we can do to make the government see sense over here.


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