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FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

Yesterday was a huge win for families who have been lobbying for years to get toxic BPA out of baby bottles and sippy cups.

The FDA announced yesterday that it’s going to ban BPA in children’s drinking cups or bottles. Surprisingly, the American Chemistry Council – an industry advocacy group – asked for the FDA ban, because consumer confidence in plastic children’s products was dropping. Most manufacturers of baby bottles and sippy cups were phasing out BPA before the ban came down today.

BPA is an endocrine disruptor and possibly linked to a wide range of health concerns from intestinal inflammation to breast cancer. What’s important to remember about the FDA ban is that it only affects baby bottles and children’s sippy cups, and you can find BPA in a wide range of other products like:

  • Some types of plastic food storage containers
  • Soda cans
  • Cans that hold food like beans and veggies
  • Receipts
  • Some canning jar lids

The FDA ban does not address any of the health issues associated with BPA. Instead, the ruling states that it is banning BPA in sippy cups and baby bottles “because these uses have been abandoned.”

While some are applauding the ban on BPA in baby bottles and children’s sippy cups, many consumer advocacy groups are saying that this ban does not go far enough. What do you think about the FDA ban on BPA?

Source: New York Times

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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5:57AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Just an action to soothe the masses.

8:16AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Thank you

5:59PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

It's a good start, but I agree that it doesn't go far enough.

4:56PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

It's about time--but they need to eliminate BPA entirely.

6:32AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

It's about time something was done.

3:32AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

I agree with Jude D.

11:46PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Yeah for finally banning it from baby items, but it needs to be banned from ALL items!

8:29PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Thanks Becky for the article.

6:39PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

It should be banned....period!! I thought it had already been taken out of baby bottles and sippy cups :( I've seen BPA free baby products recently so I guess some companies were voluntarily removing it from their products but it hadn't become law yet.

3:40PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

should ban it in everything

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