Navigation Links
JPMA on the Safety of Baby Bottles
Date:2/6/2008

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), which represents the leading manufacturers of baby bottles in the United States, stands by the scientific research indicating that plastic baby bottles are safe and reassures consumers not to fall victim to scare tactics.

There is irrefutable data available on the safety of Bisphenol-A, a material used to make tough, shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic baby bottles. Definitive studies and scientific reviews supporting its safety have been conducted by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvard University, the National Toxicology Program, the European Food Safety Authority, the German Federal Institute for Risk Analysis, and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

In spite of this strong scientific support, misinformation about polycarbonate baby bottles continues to circulate and as a result is needlessly scaring parents and caregivers away from a trusted and safe product. Several new studies provide additional strong support for the safe use of polycarbonate bottles:

-- TNO, a prominent Dutch Research organization, subjected eighteen different brands of polycarbonate baby bottles sold in Europe to a series of tests to determine the level of BPA that migrates under real-life microwave heating or sterilizing conditions. The study determined that microwave heating has no effect on migration of BPA from polycarbonate bottles and indicates that microwave heating can be safely used to warm contents of a polycarbonate bottle or to sterilize the bottles. Migration levels measured in this and earlier studies using other modes of heating are all well below science-based safety standards set by government agencies.

-- Researchers from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland recently conducted a very comprehensive set of experiments designed to assess whether any real-life dishwashing condition, "even rather improbable conditions and scenarios," could lead to BPA levels above safety standards. They concluded "that even under extreme conditions and scenarios the amount of BPA released from polycarbonate baby bottles is clearly below the TDI [Tolerable Daily Intake; a European science-based safety standard] for babies."

Found in a wide variety of products, lightweight and shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic has been the material of choice in baby bottles for decades. Plastic baby bottles make up 90% of the baby bottle market in the United States.

For more information on Bisphenol-A in juvenile products, please visit:

http://www.CoalitionForConsumerChoice.org/

http://www.bisphenol-A.org

http://www.stats.org

http://www.acsh.org

http://www.babybottle.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
2. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
3. Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters
4. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
5. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
6. QI projects may -- or may not -- improve patient safety and outcomes
7. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Wal-Mart, and Abbott Host Child Safety Events
8. Cutting Salt Wont Affect Foods Safety
9. Microsoft Helps Developers of Clinical User Interfaces Improve Efficiency, Patient Safety With Free Toolkit
10. The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces Annual Health Care Risk Conference Dates
11. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations will be accepted from December ... (ISE®) Central Awards. , Awards include the Information Security Executive® of the ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... Meeting through tomorrow, December 6th, sparks a conversation about epilepsy, bearing down on ... in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy within their lifetime. With such ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 ... ... interoperability, today announced that the company will provide alerting technology to Central ... been recently awarded $1.7 million in federal funds as the sole sub-recipient ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub, one ... Surgery, who recently participated in the 36th Annual Cutting Edge Aesthetic Symposium at the ... techniques for getting that perfect, yet natural-looking, nose. Dr. Weintraub, who is world-renowned for ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... Officer for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region. McGuinness brings experience in executive ... and engaging staff, physicians and leaders. , In her new role, that officially ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016  BD (Becton, Dickinson ... global medical technology company, will demonstrate an enhanced technology ... management technologies, including the company,s leading Pyxis™ and Alaris™ ... Pharmacists (ASHP) 2016 Midyear Meeting being held in ... While national data show that approximately 68 ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... , , ... market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during ... witnessing high growth, due to growing female geriatric population and increasing ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... England , December 5, 2016 ... Transitions to Deputy Chairman   ... on selectively targeting deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) to treat cancer, neurodegenerative ... has been appointed as non-executive Chairman, effective January 1 st ... of Mission Therapeutics as a non-executive Director in July 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: