Banning BPA from baby bottles is a large step in the right direction! What is the right direction? To get rid of BPA from all baby products. For those of you who have ignored the countless BPA messages lately, BPA is a chemical that messes with the estrogen levels in our bodies. While anything that is going to alter our hormones is probably not such a good thing, they have proven that babies are the most affected by this chemical. The hormone altering chemical has been associated with various cancers and health problems.
Baby’s main sensory stimulation seems to come from their mouths, so when they pop that plastic toy in their mouth for hours of entertainment how sure are we that BPA is not still leaching into their tiny little systems. Unfortunately, the test results are still not clear and without good solid proof we are not going to see another ban. The good news is that the Canadian government has allocated an additional $1.7 million to research these effects over the next three years. Wouldn’t it be great to have regulation to ban hormone altering chemicals from not only the baby products but from all products that have the potential to enter our systems?