I’ve had conversations with several customers about using non BPA-free dishes and drink containers , and a lot of people say that they do not want to do away with the containers they already have.
If you do not want to do away with some of your plastic containers, and they have the number 3 or 7 on the bottom–(which indicates they probably contain BPA). Please at least do not put them in the microwave or dishwasher. This will cause the chemicals to leech out.
Please only warm your food, and that of your family’s, with BPA-free dishes and only give your kids’ drinks in metal containers like these:
Believe me it is not worth the risk. Here is more on BPA from the U.S. department on Health and Human Services for those of you who don’t know…
“Concern over potential harm from BPA is highest for young children, because their bodies are early in development and have immature systems for detoxifying chemicals. Adults and older children should follow reasonable food preparation practices to reduce exposure to BPA.” (http://www.hhs.gov/safety/bpa/)
Moreover, the National Institute of Health is supporting additional studies to better understand BPA and adults. BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a plastic chemical and organic compound used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, including the liner on most canned foods. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen, and both Canada and the European Union have banned its use in baby bottles. Some think that the widespread use of BPA may be contributing to the current obesity epidemic as well as rising levels of ADHD, and studies from Yale School of Medicine have proven it to cause “adverse neurological effects.” Other research has linked BPA to the early onset of puberty, reproductive abnormalities, a heightened risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Other BPA free dishes:
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