Governments are often behind the consumer curve so we were pleased to see on the news that Ottawa is catching up with the concerns of many parents by being the first government agency anywhere to ban the use of bisphenol-a (BPA) in baby bottles.
And the U.S. may not be far behind. The U.S. National Toxicology Program released a report (still in draft form) last week stating that more research needs to be done, but there are some concerns that BPA, commonly found in plastics, could cause behavioral changes in infants. Two days later Walmart announced it would start pulling baby bottle with BPA off its shelves.
The American Chemistry Council believes this is much ado about nothing. It has defended bisphenol-a as safe and characterized the latest flurry of media about it as "unnecessarily confusing and frightening the public."
This topic has been all over the news the past few days so finding more information shouldn't be hard. Here are a few articles to get you started:
"Ottawa to ban baby bottles made with bisphenol A," CBC News online.
"Wal-Mart to Pull Bottles Made With Chemical BPA" by Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post.
"Canada Takes Steps to Ban Most Plastic Baby Bottles" by Ian Austen, The New York Times.
Here are links to a few non-BPA baby bottles and sippy cups we've looked at this past year: