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Yesterday news about BPA-free baby bottle really caught my attention. Was the news is true about the danger of BPA or it’s just marketing strategy by the manufacturers. Promotions and advertisements to increase their sales.
The BPA issues is not the new to some of the mothers. They aware the bad health effects of the BPA in baby bottle. That why, there are few brands option of baby bottle like Wee go, Philips Avent, Medela, for them to choose. However, once again, whether it propaganda of manufacturer or its a serious issues to be highlighted.
Is bisphenol A in baby bottles safe?
According to the Work Group for Safe Markets study, the highest level of BPA leaching at 80°C was 7ng/ml. Assuming leaching levels are this high at feeding temperatures, this would result in a typical 15lb baby consuming up to 7 micrograms (0.007mg) of BPA per day, well below the estimated maximum capacity of 1mg/kg bodyweight. This suggests that baby bottles containing BPA are safe to use, since any BPA ingested should be converted to its metabolite and effectively removed from the infant’s body. – Suite101
Germany’s risk watchdog has become the latest official body to declare that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for “normal” use in baby bottles and should not be banned - Food Production Daily
The Canadian government proposed a ban on BPA in baby bottles. Studies have linked exposure to the chemical—which can rapidly leach out of plastic bottles when they are exposed to a hot liquid—to damage in developing brains and tissues as well as a heightened risk of cancer later in life. – Scientific American
Almost all commercially available plastic products we sampled, independent of the type of resin, product, or retail source, leached chemicals having reliably-detectable EA, including those advertised as BPA-free. In some cases, BPA-free products released chemicals having more EA than BPA-containing products. – Environmental Health Perspectives
More reading articles on BPA here
So.. after reading all articles and scientific studies about the hazardous of BPA in baby bottles, why the government still delay the banning issue. Which one is more important : the babies, the young generation who will take command the country or the baby bottle manufacturers who make money to the country???
or should further study are done in Malaysia to proof the ban issue is needed. New opportunity to the researcher.