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Report Shows Dangerous Chemical Can Leach From Baby Bottles
Date:2/7/2008

y years of life can alter the ratio of sex hormones and affect development.

"It's absolutely obscene to use a substance that can make little boys less masculine and opens the chance that little girls will go on to develop breast cancer," he said at the teleconference.

But a representative of the plastics industry dismissed the alarm.

"There is nothing new in this report," said Steven Hentges, executive director of the American Plastics Council's Polycarbonate Business Unit. "The data that is presented has been known for years and, most importantly, data of that type has been reviewed by government agencies around the world in their comprehensive reviews on BPA and, in every case, they reach a conclusion even after considering this kind of data that polycarbonate baby bottles are safe for use."

The new report tested six major brands of plastic baby bottles available at major retailers, including Wal-Mart and Babies-R-Us, in the United States and Canada. According to the study, 95 percent of baby bottles on the market contain BPA.

The brands tested -- which included Avent, Disney/The First Years, Dr. Brown's, Evenflo, Gerber and Playtex -- all leached BPA when heated. According to the study authors, these same levels of BPA caused a range of adverse effects in laboratory animals.

Among U.S. bottles, Dr. Brown's brand had the highest level of leaching while Avent brand bottles had the lowest levels, the report said.

The report authors called for manufactures to phase out BPA and switch to safer products and urged the federal government to update regulations concerning this chemical.

More information

View the full study at babystoxicbottle.org.



SOURCES: Steven Hentges, Ph.D., executive director, Polycarbonate Business Unit, American Plastics Council; Feb. 7, 2008, teleconfere
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