Thursday, July 30, 2009

Toxic baby bottles and kids' products? menakutkan.. lets change!

BPA Free Bottle e.g. Tommee Tippee harga pasaran RM20++/botol 5oz

Ari ni ku nk bg amaran berkongsi plak psl BPA (Bisphanol-A) chemical yg mostly byk dlm produk plastik termasuk botol susu baby yg sgt merbahaya kepada tubuh badan manusia. BPA ni akn release ble terdedah dgn suhu panas so if kte wat susu ank masuk kn air panas atau rebus botol for sure BPA akn release..). Dulu aku pn xbrp phm.. yela tau la BFA ni memudaratkn.. so kene tukar botol every 6mth.. igtkn after 6mths baru BPA ni release.. rupanya BPA akn release tiap kali kene suhu tinggi.. hmm dah la ku selalu rebus botol susu Izz.. sian izz atas kejahilan mummy.. ish nk sebut pn takut.. mudah2an dijauHknla chemical yg merbahaya terkena pd anak2kn.. so after tis kte di rekemennkn tuk tukar ke BFA Free bottle or glass botol yg dh ada dipasaran.. (mahal la skit tp tuk kesihatan ank2 apalah salahnyekan g pn mencegah lebih baik drp mengubati..) slalunya bottle yg BPA free ni dia lembut klau picit n tak jernih mcm botol biase tu.. means botol dia berkabusn kt kotak selalunyakan state BPA free....

Brand bottle yg ada BPA free( ada byk jual online)


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so nk tau lebih lanjut plz read below articles.. bleh tgk kt web ni gak..

Avent BPA free botol agak kekuningan skit..

Toxic baby bottles and kids' products?

Phthalates, BPA, and your child's health

THE DEBATE IS RAGING over the safety of chemicals in products we use every day, including plastic baby bottles, sippy cups, food containers, and water bottles; formula and food cans; and toiletries and baby care products.

Researchers and activists have warned that these chemicals -- bisphenol A or BPA and phthalates -- are harmful to our health, and particularly dangerous to our growing children.

Now, government agencies and major corporations are getting involved. In August 2007, a U.S. government panel concluded that BPA presents some risk to developing fetuses and children. In April 2008, the Canadian government said it will ban baby bottles that contain BPA, and Wal-Mart said it will stop selling them. U.S. states -- including California, Maryland, Minnesota, and Michigan -- are considering bills to ban or restrict BPA in children's products.

Meanwhile, a February 2008 study raised the red flag on phthalates, saying that the potentially dangerous chemicals exist in baby lotion, baby shampoo, and baby powder -- and are absorbed by infants though their skin.

Industry groups say these chemicals don't pose a risk to humans at the levels we're exposed to, and point out that evidence of harm is based on animal studies only. But most experts agree that these studies raise important questions -- and that more research is needed.

FDA to review BPA-safety decision

Thu, Jun 4, 2009 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has agreed to reconsider its position that Bisphenol-A, a chemical used to harden plastics, is safe at levels found in baby bottles and other everyday products, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the review should be complete by the end of summer or early fall. The FDA's acting chief scientist is in charge of the review, she said.

Democrats on the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday sent a letter to Hamburg asking the agency to review a decision made last August, when it determined that BPA, as the chemical is known, was safe at levels currently used for plastic bottles and other food and beverage containers.

But other studies suggest BPA causes health problems in humans. The FDA, which was criticized by some of its own advisers for its initial decision, agreed to review some of those studies, the Journal reported.
BPA, a hardening agent, is also found in CDs, bike helmets, sunglasses and in the linings of bottle tops and metal cans.

Containers of pre-mixed infant formula contain BPA, and health advocates wonder what effect that might have on babies. It's also in some plastic baby bottles, although many baby-bottle makers have discontinued using BPA.

BPA lingers longer in the body than previously thought

Wed, Jan 28, 2009 (HealthDay News) —
Bisphenol A, a controversial chemical used to harden plastics for consumer products such as baby bottles and food containers, appears to remain in the body much longer than thought, a new study says.

The finding suggests that exposure to BPA may come from many different sources, not just food products, or that the body doesn't metabolize the chemical as fast as has been thought, the researchers said.

The finding also adds to the controversy about the health consequences of exposure to the chemical, which some studies have
linked to cancer, diabetes, heart disease and developmental problems in children.

"What this study shows is that either we are getting exposed to a lot more BPA than we thought, or it's hanging around longer than we thought, or both," said lead researcher Dr. Richard W. Stahlhut, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Environmental Health Sciences Center, in New York.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was criticized by some scientists -- including one of its own advisory panels -- after it said last August that BPA did not pose a health threat. By December, the agency had agreed to re-examine that earlier ruling.

For the new study, Stahlhut's team collected data on 1,469 people who participated in the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The researchers looked at the amount of BPA in urine and the length of time the participants had been fasting before the urine sample was taken.

Conventional wisdom says food is the most common source of BPA, and the body clears the chemical fairly quickly. The researchers expected to see less BPA in those who fasted the longest, compared to those who had eaten recently.

But, the researchers found that the levels of BPA in people who had fasted the longest were only moderately lower than in those who had just eaten. BPA levels dropped about eight times more slowly than expected, the scientists said.

One possibility is that people are exposed to more BPA than can be found in food alone, Stahlhut said, citing tap water or house dust as other sources. The other possibility is that BPA gets "hung up" in fat cells in the body, he said.

The findings were published online Jan. 28 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Stahlhut noted that BPA is used to harden plastics in many products, including plastic bottles, PVC water pipes and food-storage containers. It's also used to coat the inside of metal food cans and in dental sealants. It's even found in cash register receipts and recycled paper, he said.

About 93 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their urine, according to the CDC.
Fred vom Saal, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia Division of Biological Sciences, said more research is needed to determine all the ways people are potentially exposed to BPA.

"The finding is surprising and a little disturbing in that all assumptions about the safety of BPA made by regulatory agencies are based on the idea that we are primarily exposed to this from eating," vom Saal said. "These data are not consistent with that assumption.

An estimated 8 billion to 9 billion pounds of BPA are produced each year, according to vom Saal. His own research with animals has found that the chemical isn't cleared as fast as people had thought.
"There is a lot about this chemical, and the way we are exposed to it and the amount we are exposed to, that we don't know about," he said. "The levels of exposure have to be higher than people have been estimating."


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