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What You Need to Know About Plastic Baby Bottles

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Other Products That Contain BPA


A vast array of consumer products contains the same type of polycarbonate plastic that's used in baby bottles. Many are household items that pose no risk for ingestion, such as compact discs, but be on the lookout for any that you might use in your kitchen - particularly products that you heat on the stove or in the microwave. Popular brands of adult water bottles are made from the same material as baby bottles, as are many food and drink cans. Most dental sealants also contain polycarbonate; although your options may be limited, you should discuss any concerns with the dentist.

Recent studies indicate that BPA may be more prevalent in food products than previously suspected. There's one quick way to tell whether a product contains BPA: Look for the number inside the recycling arrows. Number 7 plastic contains the polycarbonate material under suspicion.

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