Happy New Year! I am so happy it is 2010. I could not wait for 2009 to just go away! Now, that we are in the new year I really feel better. Maybe it is my mental state. I decided that 2010 will be a better year and so it is! Starting with, the acknowledgement that we make products bottles that use safe plastic.
We at TruKid strive to create a product totally healthy and safe. Being safe is not just about the ingredients but also about the container. Studies have shown that you may want to avoid products packaged in bottles made with, BPA (BisphenolA). We were already using plastic bottles that were free of BPA and pthalatates.YEA!
I wanted to share a recent article from www.ivillage.com, written by —Alice Lesch Kelly, that has some easy to understand information regarding BPA.
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BPA-Free Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups and More:
Why Number 7 (or 3 and 6) Isn’t Your Lucky Number.
BisphenolA (BPA) is a compound used to harden polycarbonate plastics used to make baby bottles, sippy cups, water bottles, food containers and other items. Over the past few years, several researchers have raised concerns about the potential health hazards of BPA. In January 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a stronger stance on BPA as well, saying, "The FDA shares the perspective of the National Toxicology Program that recent studies provide reason for some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children."
Tip: To avoid BPA, look for the numbers 3, 6, or 7 in the recycling symbol on the bottom of plastic containers or bottles. If it’s there, it may contain BPA. Although not all number 7 plastics have BPA, the non-BPA varieties aren't labeled any differently.
—Alice Lesch Kelly
Let's all have a fantastic year!
Jennifer and mom of 6.