Discover why it is important to go BPA-free for kids.

BPA, or bisphenol-A, is an additive that is put into plastics to make them softer and resistant to cracking. Many manufacturers add BPA to polycarbonate plastics used for foods and beverages. Over time, BPA from these food containers can leach into the foods and drinks inside of them.

Scratches and heating of the BPA hastens the amount of leaching. Research studies have found that BPA affects the brain, behavior, and prostate glands of baby boys. It also affects the brains and behavior of baby girls and young children.

It is best to choose BPA-free products for kids because of the long-lasting and unknown extent of the impact of this chemical on a child's body. The daily use of bottles and sippy cups means that a child could be exposed to high levels of this chemical.

Warming up the bottles and cleaning the bottles, cups, and toys facilitates the release of BPA. Choose bottles, toys, and other products that are BPA-free to protect kids from potential health effects.

Check out the BPA-Free Kids Products we carry at iHerb.

Reference:

Bauer, B.; What Is BPA, and What Are the Concerns About BPA?; Mayo Clinic Website; Accessed 4/26/17 http://i.iherb.com/ur4L
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