Toxins in Children's Toys and Products
If you're wondering what I'm talking about, or want to know more than you do now, here are three helpful links that explain the potential hazards of common toxins in our children's environment, including BPA in plastic:
Plastic Exposure in Childhood - Is There Evidence of Exposure?
Toxic Toys on PBS
Controversy Over Safety of Plastics and Kids Health
Mothering Magazine also has a great article on this topic: Out of the Mouths of Babes.
If you're wondering where you can find BPA-free feeding products for your baby, here are two websites that might be helpful:
Choosing glass or BPA-free plastic baby bottles
Z Report on BPA in Children's Feeding Products offers more information on what bottles, pacifiers, and tableware are BPA-Free.
As more and more companies are becoming aware that "BPA-free" on the label will attract consumers, there will be more BPA-free choices and clear labeling.
With the holiday season coming up, here are a few of the websites listed in "The Long Goodbye to Toxic Toys" from the Nov/Dec 2008 Mothering Magazine, a great article by Mindy Pennybacker.
Tips on Toy Safety
Search Toys for Toxins (by brand, type, search)
Toys Without Detected Toxins of Concern
Toys with Highest Levels of Toxins
US Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls and Product Safety News lists recalls by month and year.
CHOOSING BATHING & INFANT CARE PRODUCTS
TIPS Unlimited Baby Skincare Awards include product descriptions for safer baby wash, shampoo, bum cream, lotion, toothpaste and more.
Hope this information is helpful!
Christina @ Birthing Your Baby
Independent Childbirth Classes for Central Maine