Bisphenol A (BPA) is a hormone-mimicking chemical used in polycarbonate plastics. It is normally identified as PC or #7 recycling code which can be seen at the bottom of the bottle. It is also commonly used for items such as shatterproof baby bottles. An animal test has shown that the Bisphenol estrogenic properties has cause a throng of health problems such as breast cancer and an increase in prostate cancer, uro-genital abnormalities in male babies, a decline in semen quality in men, early onset of puberty in girls, metabolic disorders, diabetes and obesity and neurobehavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
It really pays to check the labels before buying a product to avoid harmful substances like BPA. Also check your current bottles if it is BPA free. Maybe its time for a change once you discover you are using a non-BPA free bottles. Our child is the important thing to us so make sure we are not causing them any harm; avoid using bottles with BPA content.
Here’s a short list of BPA free products for reference:
– Mickey (Disney)
– The First Years (breastflow)