Thursday, April 17, 2008


Interesting new development in the BPA argument was published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The National Toxicology Center (a division of NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services) released a brief on April 14, 2008 that questions the safety of BPA in consumer products. Of particular concern, were products geared toward infants and children.

"That assessment, which differs from the government's previous position, has prompted Congress to ask the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider whether the chemical, bisphenol A, or BPA, is safe."- WSJ

You can read the full NTC report here.

What do you think? Are any of you becoming more conscious of your plastic use? Or do you think it is much ado about nothing?

I came across this natursutten pacifier the other day, and thought I should post it. BPA, PVC and phthalate-free (made of natural rubber, free from artificial dyes.) $6.50 each.

None of my kids ever took a pacifier, so I really do not know how great this one is, but hey- great color!

Thanks for the WSJ link Rick!

The Goosie Card give-away will continue until Sunday, April 20 at Midnight.



Holly said...

Thanks for the WSJ link. Its amazing how I first wondered about the BPA and such in my sons sippy and as I started thinking and reading about it I realized his utensils, pacifier, chew toys, bottles- all made with BPA, phalates and the like! I am very concerned about the products we buy every day for our children and just assume they are safe- when really they aren't. In an ideal world we could make such assumptions, but for now we will all just have to educate ourselves and keep a watchful eye on products and those mysterious ingredients.

Sherie said...

Everyone thought Asbestos was great, too. Now, we find (to quote my brother-in-law Bert) it's "Asworstus." :)

ZAC said...

Theresa, unfortunately I don't see what's going on in the news these days so I appreciate updates of this nature. THANK YOU :)

Elise said...

I usually tease Dean for being too alarmist about these things, but this one has me freaked, too. But it's actually not that hard to find BPA-free products. I was shopping around for a new sippy cup when I discovered that the one that we already have is actually BPA-free.