Many parents who have replaced their polycarbonate baby bottles are unaware that bpa contaminates liquid baby formula sold in metal cans.
Bpa baby formula.
Bpa has been used since the 1960s to make hard plastic bottles cups for toddlers and the linings of food and beverage cans including those that hold infant formula and soda.
Food and drug administration fda banned bpa in the manufacture of all baby bottles and sippy cups.
If a brand does have bpa in the lining some experts recommend powdered formula over liquid.
Liquid baby formula is known to be a more potent source of infant exposure to bpa than baby bottles because the liquid has been in constant contact with the bpa lining for weeks and in some cases months before consumption.
Fda estimates that babies have 12 5 times more bpa exposure than adults due to bpa in formula and bottles.
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It was first discovered in the 1890s but chemists in the 1950s realized.
Even worse infants of parents who purchased both bpa tainted baby formula and baby bottles get a double exposure of bpa.
This petition demonstrated from publicly available information and information collected from industry sources that the use of bpa based epoxy resins as coatings in packaging for infant formula.
Powdered formula is usually not only cheaper than liquid formula it might be safer too because powdered formula tends to be much lower in bisphenol a bpa a chemical.
Many brands no longer contain bpa in the can.
Bpa is a plasticizer that has been in use since 1957 in plastic bottles cups and the lining of food and beverage cans including those that hold infant formula.
Liquid is more.
Now that the green movement has taken hold you re probably more aware than ever of your body burden the level of environmental chemical exposure that can occur from everyday activities like sleeping breathing and eating.
The abc s of bpa and infant formula by sandra gordon chemical caution.
Look for infant formula that is bpa free.
Bpa also used to be present in infant formula packaging but not anymore.
By the time the fda banned the use of bpa in formula packaging in 2013 manufacturers had already stopped using it.
Bpa bisphenol a is a chemical that is added to many commercial products including food containers and hygiene products.