I am having a hard time deciding what kind of cup to give my sons. I am grateful I used the medela bottles when my youngest son was a baby because they do not contain the chemical bisphenol-A, but now what? The sippy cups obviously have it in them. I am debating whether to spend the money to get some cups that I know are bisphenol-free. After reading this story, I am thinking I better.
From ABC News:
Here's a post I did in February that looks at which bottles/cups are bisphenol-free.
Citing health concerns, Wal-Mart say it will no longer sell some products in plastic bottles made with a common chemical. And the government of Canada says it will ban the chemical completely. Several studies have shown the chemical bisphenol-A can cause behavioral and neurological symptoms later in life. Toxicology studies also show there's an increased risk of early puberty, breast and prostate cancer.
Officials at the National Institutes of Health concluded last August, that there is a potential threat to humans, but more research is needed. Some experts recommend buying bisphenol-free plastic or using glass. Researchers say boiling or heating water in plastic baby bottles and other products has been shown to cause BPA to leak out.
This is the sippy I am considering buying, but it's $12.00 for one! That's steep!
What do you think? Should we be throwing away our plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and food containers? It certainly makes you wonder.