oh, not worried about that -- our pipes are lead.
For example, maybe people with diabetes or heart disease take medicine from containers with BpA in them, and maybe that medicine leeches BpA. Or maybe those people simply gather concentrations of BpA because they can't flush it out like normal people can.
The Wiki article on BPA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A indicates that it is also sometimes found in PVC. I'd be more worried about our PVC water supply pipes for general exposure, than for baby bottles alone. BPA (according to the wiki article) leaches out more quickly when exposed to heat. Guess it's good that I prefer cold water from the tap?
No one seems to be entertaining the possibility that people with diabetes or heart disease may be predisposed to retaining BpA for some reason. Or is that not a reasonable hypothesis?
isn't bpa covering the inside of all canned goods? baby bottles are easy -- born free -- water bottles are aluminum -- are there easy replacements for cans and other products?
is there any information on the mechanism of release from the bottle to the human?is it related to heat?chlorination? any other?
BPA is in soda cans. Fat people--people who become type 2 diabetics and face heart disease, tend to drink a lot of soda. It's not crazy that there's an association.
European nations have also placed restrictions on BpA.
American plastics manufacturers have not responded by replacing BpA with one of many alternatives but by _lobbying_ to get European laws changed.
What a surprise.
This chemical is dangerous and should be avoided but nothing takes the place of proper diet and exercise to prevent diabetes and heart attack.
I can't believe there's no comments on this subject - are my bottle-fed (with breast milk) children going to die from heart disease and diabetes before their time?
or did we run out of time to discuss a life or death issue?
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