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What You Need to Know About Plastic Baby Bottles

It's the controversy that just won't die: How safe is your baby's bottle? Read on to cut through the hype.

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Why Are Bottles in the News?


A rash of toy recalls has put child safety at the top of parents' minds, and now another safety issue is in the news: plastic baby bottles and the possible long-term health effects of using them. A recent story in The Washington Post reported that a member of the Maryland state legislature has introduced a bill to ban the sale of polycarbonate plastic bottles in that state, citing concerns raised by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH published a joint statement with the Environmental Protection Agency, stating that some bottles contain a chemical of "high concern" for children.

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