Lately with all the issues surrounding bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastics, and some sippy cups, you may...
Lately with all the issues surrounding bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastics, and some sippy cups, you may be wondering if you should even buy any sippy cups. The low-down on BPA is that more research is needed but, overall, researchers believe that BPA can leach into liquids. Most research shows that the leaching occurs only when a plastic is heated or washed often. I know you don't serve hot liquids to your babe, but I'm sure you do wash your baby's sippy. Dangers of BPA: BPA is also found in other plastic, like water and baby bottles. Some research shows that BPA can disrupt chromosomes. Cell damage in studies done on mice occurred with even very small amounts of BPA. According to one article about the study when chromosomes don't line up correctly, spontaneous abortion, birth defects, or mental retardation can result. Your best bet is to toss older sippy cups that contain BPA. In my mind, why take a health risk if you don't have to. You can locate plastics with BPA because it'll be polycarbonate plastic with a number 7 recycling code. You can buy safe BPA free sippy cups and baby bottles from Born Free.

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