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Get a peek at the type of plastic in your baby’s bottle?
It’s an eyeful you’d probably rather avoid. Unfortch, many baby and adult water bottles are made from plastic that contains the toxin bisphenol A (BPA). Opt for BPA-free bottles, and hide your eyes from the rest.
- Not nipping away at good health. A 2007 study links BPA to enlarged male breasts, earlier puberty in girls, and cancer.
- Only the breast for Ma Nature. The fewer dangerous chems we buy, the fewer will end up in nature.
A couple of us were breastfed until we were four, which may seem kinda weird, but at least it means our moms avoided plastic bottles (and bottles in general).
- Avoid clear, hard plastic bottles marked with a 7 or PC (polycarbonate).
- BornFree Bottles – each bottle holds 9 ounces of the white stuff. Also: a glass version ($27/3).
- Babylife Wee-go Bottle – another 9-ouncer that comes in a protective, dishwasher-safe silicone sheath to avoid breakage ($18).
- Camelbak Better Bottle – 25-ounce bottle made from a new, clear, safer plastic called Tritan; in 5 colors ($9).
This tip submitted by Emily Busenitz and Deb Preston.