(If you subscribe to the daily green the following is not new info. I figure most of my readers do not subscribe so I am unashamedly reprinting some of the relevant info. Its like the generic brand version of their article.)
There is an article out today that says the FDA will continue to study BPA but has no plans to change their official position. However, there is hope that the new administration will move quickly to ban the chemical. (I <3 Obama)
Tips from the Journal Sentinel
- Do not microwave food or beverages in plastic.
- Do not microwave or heat plastic cling wraps.
- Do not place plastics in the dishwasher.
- If using hard polycarbonate plastics (water bottles, baby bottles or sippy cups), do not use for warm or hot liquids.
- Use safe alternatives such as glass.
- Avoid canned foods when possible (BPA may be used in can linings).
- Look for labels on products that say "BPA-free."
To this list I will add:
8. Do not place steaming hot food in your plastic food processor, use a glass blender if possible or wait until the food has cooled off. (The blender worked just fine for the apples I made yesterday)
So what do you think? Should I have said something to the other mom? Would you want some random stranger approaching you in the store to tell you the products you are buying could be dangerous to your child?
(Yes I took the photo, but I totally plagiarized the idea from an istock photo by Gary Martin that I saw on the daily green article that provided this info. I guess its not plagiarism anymore because I gave him credit)