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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:57 pm 
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[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23617301/]Glass baby bottles make a comeback
Concerns about a chemical in hard plastic makes old-fashioned new again

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Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a manmade chemical used in polycarbonate plastic, the material used to make most baby bottles and other shatterproof plastic food containers. Americans are widely exposed to BPA, but opinions on its safety are mixed.

The Food and Drug Administration says current uses with food are safe. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says animal testing has shown that BPA has hormone-like effects on the reproductive system. The CDC says more study is needed to see if it could be harming people.

Some pediatricians advise families to use alternatives to polycarbonate bottles to be on the safe side.

"I can't assure parents that it's safe, and I would not use that for my own babies," said Dr. Alan Greene, a pediatrician and author of "Raising Baby Green." "There are a number of BPA-free bottles, and I also love glass bottles."

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I've heard that plastic bottles raise estrogen levels.

I quit buying bottled water for environmental reasons.

I wonder about the one gallon juice containers. Likely the same problem.

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