polycarbonate baby bottles

Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The Canadian government is asking for public comment on whether or not to ban the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles than contain the chemical bisphenol A. The chemical has been shown to leach from some plastics, harming human health by disrupting normal hormone and…

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – A harmful chemical found in 90 percent of plastic baby bottles sold in Canada leaches into the infant formula, milk or other liquids being drunk by babies, according to a new study released by Environmental Defence, a nonprofit organization based in Toronto. The chemical, bisphenol A, is…

Hot Liquids Release Harmful Chemical from Plastic Bottles

Hot Liquids Release Harmful Chemical from Plastic Bottles

CINNCINNATI, Ohio, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – The clear, colorful plastic bottles often used by athletes and hikers to carry liquids release a chemical known to disrupt hormone function if the liquids they contain are hot, new research has confirmed. The endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, is released when polycarbonate plastic is exposed to…