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What You Need to Know About Plastic Baby Bottles

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The Case for Plastic Bottles


The Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly asserted that polycarbonate plastic bottles are safe for babies to use. Furthermore, James C. Lamb, Ph.D., noted that the Missouri study that started the scare has yet to be replicated. And several critics have questioned the conditions under which BPA can leach into formula in the first place. They contend that under normal usage, this simply is not a concern - that boiling temperatures must be reached and sustained for 20 to 30 minutes before BPA leaching occurs. Furthermore, the same polycarbonate plastic has been used in baby bottles for decades, with no widespread health effects yet attributed to them.

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September 1, 2014



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