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Which Plastic Bottles Should You Avoid?

Baby Wellness: Steering Clear of Certain Plastics

On the Today Show, Matt Lauer sat down with Dr. Leo Trasande from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine to discuss which plastic bottles families should avoid.

While many bottles are okay to drink from on a one–time basis, others containing bisphenol A can be harmful as they leach chemicals that can affect hormones and reproductive organs in the consumer.

To watch the clip to see which plastic bottles are labeled as dangerous,


I had to toss a few items from my babe's supply after watching this report.

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suzanne suzanne 8 years
Well, now I just found this: "Green to Grow offer parents this knowledge by periodically publishing the results of independent laboratory chemical tests for their products on their website. Green to Grow bottles have passed the European EN 14350 standard - the highest safety certification standard in the world. By working with experts around the world, performing thorough testing with thirdparty laboratories, and accepting your child's health and safety as a personal responsibility - you won't need to worry any more." So his seems to indicate that it is safe. I'm confused by the 7 in triangle, because we're told to avoid it, but many sites state tha not all 7 in triangles have BHA:?
suzanne suzanne 8 years
Hey Lil Sugar... I recently bought a baby item in the UK that conforms to en14530. Where does the uk stand on the BHA issue?
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
don't reuse plastic water bottles, the material breaksdown and you drink it. don't microwave any plastic single use bottles. any plastic resuable containers with the numbers on them in the above diagram are not safe at anytime. use glass. my husband is in plastic engineering/manufactoring and he has always said to never microwave/dishwasher those plastic containers that companies like "glad" puts out. the ones you use in kids lunches. the plastic breaks down when exposed to high levels of heat and mixes with the food and then you eat it.
GirlC GirlC 8 years
Having trouble with the clip. Can someone summarize? Thanks.
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