• Kids,  Non toxic

    Minimize exposure to BPA and Phthalates

    I would like to talk a little bit about BPA or Bisphenol A and Phthalates. It is a chemical that is added to many commercial products, including food containers and hygiene products.  It was first discovered in the 1890s, but chemists in the 1950s realized that it could be mixed with other compounds to produce strong and resilient plastics. BPA is used in hard, clear plastic, like baby bottles. Phthalates help make plastic, like pacifiers, flexible. It is believed that both BPA and phthalates can leach from plastic into food, liquid, and directly into the mouths of children while sucking on pacifiers or teethers. These days, BPA-containing plastics are commonly…