5. BPA in Baby Bottles
Any first visit to the pediatrician with your newborn can be overwhelming, but would you ever think it could lead to a national movement? It did for Joanie Whitman in 2006.
During her first visit to the pediatrician with her newborn son, Joanie was advised to use only glass bottles, in order to avoid exposing her son to estrogen that leached from plastic. Skeptical about the doctor’s advice, Joanie called her sister, and retired nurse Alicia Voorhies for more information. Alicia and Joanie soon learned that the advice given by the pediatrician was not only correct, but quite alarming. Armed with this newfound information, each sister proceeded to call a couple friends, who called their friends. And so on.
Within two years after the BPA conversation started among moms, the entire U.S. baby bottle supply (millions of bottles) was completely reconfigured—showing just how powerful mom-to-mom word of mouth communication can be!
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