Friday, March 9, 2007

Poisoned Baby Bottles! - Bisphenol A - Time to switch from plastic back to glass?

Hey folks,

By now you have likely seen some of the national attention our recent report about Bisphenol A (BPA), an ingredient used in plastic bottles and in the lining of food cans, has generated. BPA has been shown to be toxic in low doses, and has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and infertility. Pregnant women and infants are most at-risk, and yet there are currently no safety standards established.

After a recent report by Environment California and a blog post by Julie Deardorff, the top manufacturers of glass baby bottles have had their supply completely depleted.

So, we here at EWG have come up with a plan to make several more glass bottles available, and hopefully raise a few bucks to put toward our continued research and advocacy to keep kids safe from toxic chemicals.

Currently listed on Ebay, here, here, here, and here, are gently used, 4-oz glass breastmilk collection and storage bottles made by Lansinoh. They were used by an EWG staffer, who realizes the importance of non-plastic alternatives for collecting and storing nature's best food for babies--breastmilk.

We would appreciate your help spreading the word and giving our auction a mention to you readers.

Thanks everyone.

Have a great weekend,


environmental working group
1436 u st., nw ste. 100
washington, dc 20009

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