Navigation Links
Bounty Poll Reveals British Mums in the Dark Over Bisphenol-A in Baby Bottles
Date:5/15/2008

LONDON, May 15 /PRNewswire/ --

- Health Professionals Calling for Further Guidance From Department of Health

Whilst a controversial chemical found in most plastic baby bottles has been making headlines in North America, a poll by Bounty, the UK's biggest parenting club, revealed that 92%(1) of mums are not aware of the chemical Bisphenol-A. US retailers such as Wal-mart and Toys "R" Us are phasing out all baby bottles containing Bisphenol-A and the Canadian government is re-classifying the chemical as toxic and considering a ban on sales in that country. In the UK, research amongst healthcare professionals (including midwives, health visitors, nurses GPs and consultants), whom Bounty has been advising on this issue over the last four months via a programme of educational presentations, shows that 86%(2) think the Department of Health should be providing further guidance.

BPA is a man-made oestrogen used in most hard transparent bottles to prevent them from shattering. The levels previously believed to be safe are now being questioned, as scientists have linked exposure of low levels of BPA to potential changes in neurological and sexual behaviour.

The Department of Health recommends exclusive breast feeding for the first six months. However, concerned mums who are no longer producing milk and bottle feeding can try:

- Switching to alternatives such as glass bottles, PP bottles (made of

polypropylene and have a yellowish tinge) or newer silicone bottles

like the new Babisil range;

- Not heating hard plastic bottles in the microwave or pouring boiled

water into them (instead wait 30 minutes for the water to cool in the

kettle); and

- Throwing away bottles that are scratched or damaged.

Editors notes:

- Bounty (http://www.bounty.com) is the UK's favourite parenting club,

providing information, support and products for young families

throughout the four key-life stages: pre-birth, birth, toddlers and

pre-school.

- With 2.1 million members and over 50,000 new members joining every

month, Bounty has approximately 95% market coverage of the estimated

750,000 annual births in the UK.

- http://www.bounty.com is the UK's favourite parenting website and the

largest online meeting point for mums in the UK with over 19 million

pages being served each month, 700,000 opted-in members and a further

15,000 new members joining each month

- Bounty is a Kaboose company - Kaboose is one of the largest

family-focused new media companies in the world and one of the top-five

most visited family destinations online (http://www.kaboose.com).

References:

(1) 2,800 mothers were polled through Bounty.com (sponsored by http://www.babisil.co.uk)

(2) Bounty research amongst 8,000 NHS healthcare professionals

For further information please contact Lisa Penney on +44(0)1707-294000 or email lpenney@bounty.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Bounty
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AUDIO from Medialink and the Canned Food Alliance: A Thanksgiving Bounty in Your Pantry
2. Survey Reveals Most Americans Planning Vacations Within the U.S.; Tummy Troubles Top Travel Health Woes
3. Skin flaps deliver cancer-fighting therapy, ASPS study reveals
4. SDSU Study Reveals Eating at Friends and Familys Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Obesity
5. MBGH Annual Employer Benefit Survey Reveals Growing Shift to Value-Based Benefit Design
6. Better-educated women are a healthier weight, new research reveals
7. Crest(R) SPINBRUSH(R) Oral Hygiene Survey Reveals "Nothin but the Tooth"
8. Study Reveals Women Feeling Growing Financial Pressures on Family Life
9. National survey reveals 80 percent of Americans claim docs need better bedside manners
10. New National Survey Reveals 8 out of 10 Americans Claim Their Doc Needs a Prescription for Better Bedside Manners
11. New Report Reveals Students Lack Awareness of Resources Needed by Pregnant and Parenting College Students: Perception is Reality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... , ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... its new medical office in Petaluma, located at 167 Lynch Creek Way. The ... to SRO sports medicine and rehabilitation services and on-site x-ray services. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... people to donate items they no longer use or need, from clothes to couches ... up any unwanted items and take them to the nearest Goodwill donation center through ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Bionic Sports Nutrition LLC, an ... life, announced it had a successful January ECRM Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC. ... States, which allows it to provide its products to all clients at reasonable prices. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Michael and ... Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For Betsy, the clinical trial has been life-saving as ... has not worsened. , Betsy Brauser was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “The Angel”: a heartwarming and earnest tale ... each of his children. “The Angel” is the creation of published author, Marjorie Lund-Fontaine, ... City, and impassioned writer. , When asked of her new book, Marjorie says, “‘The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/22/2017)... and ABU DHABI , Saudi Arabia , ... from the US and ... Hospital of the Future , at the World Economic Forum ... the future will be driven by big data and powered by artificial intelligence ... panel of experts that discussed the ,Hospital of the Future, at the concluding ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... (Tumor, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Esoteric), By Type of Lab (Hospital, ... HIV/AIDS etc.), Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... US ... clinical lab testing, which has evolved as a major source ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Jan. 20, 2017 ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), ... Winter Haven, Florida ) today announced they have agreed ... and 3B will be permitted to sell their existing products in ... one-time settlement payment to 3B to close the Florida ... include an admission of liability or wrongdoing by any party. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: