Are we exposing our kids to something much scarier than #BPA?


Hitting the Bottle By DOMINIQUE BROWNING

Published: May 8, 2011
SUDDENLY, there’s a baby boom going on around me. I’m making weekly shopping trips to stock friends’ nurseries, and I’m struck by how many signs on the shelves advertise BPA-free bottles, BPA-free sippy cups. It breaks my heart. Manufacturers might be removing BPA, a chemical used to harden certain plastics, from their products, but they are substituting chemicals that may be just as dangerous, if not more so.

 “BPA-free” seems like a step in the right direction. BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a synthetic estrogen that disrupts normal endocrine function. There is growing evidence in animal studies that exposure during fetal growth affects the development of reproductive systems and, in offspring, can lead to neurological problems. BPA has also been linked to prostate and breast cancer. continued at NY Times

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I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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2 Responses to Are we exposing our kids to something much scarier than #BPA?

  1. Yoshiko says:

    It’s truly heart-breaking with so many things can cause certain sickness. Thank you for following up my blog.

  2. One of my friends gave me some cancer info before she passed a few years ago that warned about drinking water out of plastic bottles. There are all kinds of warnings with plastics, don’t warm, don’t freeze, etc. I guess try to go back to glass or the kind of waxed cardboard some of our juices and other things come in. Someone may find something wrong with those down the line.

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