Toxic Teethers — Be Careful What You Give Your Baby

By Dr. Mercola Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial grade chemical used in epoxy resins, hard clear plastics and the protective lining of some food and beverage cans. The theory is that the BPA makes the products safer and easier to use, while in fact the chemical has demonstrated significant side effects that damage your health. Although it was first discovered in the 1890s, it wasn’t until the 1950s that chemists found it could be added to polycarbonate plastics to make them stronger and more resilient.1 Although exposure to BPA has demonstrable effects on the brain, behavior, increased blood pressure2 and fetal and infant development, the FDA continues to say it is safe in low doses.3 Unfortunately, as BPA is found in multiple products in your home, such as food containers, baby toys, plastic bottles and containers, acquiring only “very low” doses may be a challenge. Added to which, being labeled BPA-free does not necessarily mean the product does not release BPA or substitute endocr


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