Bisphenol- A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is a key ingredient in the creation of polycarbonate plastic, a hard, clear plastic used widely in consumer products, including baby bottles and food containers. Invented in the 19th century, BPA has been heavily used in the commercial production of polycarbonates and some PVCs for over 50 years. A growing body of scientific research suggests that the chemical may leach out of polycarbonate feeding bottles and containers, especially when the contents are acidic, high in fat, or heated. Research also suggests that BPA may act as an endocrine disruptor, a substance which mimics natural human hormones and could cause developmental and neurological problems in children such as early puberty, and attention disorder syndromes. Further studies have shown an association between BPA and heart disease, diabetes and high levels of liver enzymes, while the U.S. National Institutes of Health in September 2008 determined there was some concern about BPA`s effects on fetal and infant brain development. In October 2008 the Canadian federal government declared BPA a hazardous substance and placed it on the list of toxic substances. At the same time large retail chains throughout Canada began voluntarily to remove polycarbonate products from their shelves. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been lately been encouraged to re-examine its stance on BPA by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
BPA free. I have used BornFree products for my kids when they were babies and I have continued to use the toddler products as well. I also recommend BornFree products to my friends and BornFree is also a product of baby products that I love to give to friends as gifts who have little ones!!!
So when you are out shopping for your babies or for a gift for a little one, then head over to Babies R Us and check out the huge selection of BornFree products that they carry both in store and online. I was given a very nice selection of BornFree products to sample and review, courtesy of BornFree! I was given BornFree Stage 2 Pacifier Set, a BornFree Twist'n Pop Straw Cup, a BornFree Teether, and a BornFree 9oz Training Cup, oh and dont let me forget that all of these items I received are of course BPA free!! These are great items for toddlers and those babies that are right between the baby stage and toddler stage! All of these items in this set make a great gift for baby showers, birthdays or for any reason. The great people from BornFree would like to give one of my awesome readers the same set I mentioned above to one of my great readers!!!
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