On Friday, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from plastic baby bottles and...
On Friday, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from plastic baby bottles and sippy cups beginning in 2011. This is a huge healthy move for tots in Minnesota. Hopefully other states will get on board and ban BPA as well. Technically we should see a movement like this made nation-wise, but small steps are better than none in my opinion.

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BPA, as I've noted here before is extremely harmful for babies. BPA is a chemical widely used in food and beverage can linings, including baby bottles and baby sippy cups, hard clear plastic bottles, and food-storage containers. The Consumers Union notes that even small, common, low-dose exposure to BPA may cause harmful health effects. Furthermore, "A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has shown that 93 percent of Americans excrete some BPA in their urine suggesting that exposure to BPA is likely widespread and ongoing." Various research shows that BPA can actually disrupt chromosomes, even when a body is exposed to tiny amounts of BPA. According to one article when chromosomes don’t line up correctly, spontaneous abortion, birth defects, or mental retardation can result. This is good news in a way because Minnesota will be banning the bottles and sippy cups with BPA, but bad news because not until 2011. Even if your state follows suit, the same time issue will likely be in place. Until then you can still protect your baby from BPA exposure. Read the following posts for tips on how to ban BPA in your own home:

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