BPA (Bisphenol-A) may act as an endocrine disruptor and cause developmental and neurological problems in babies and young children during the critical stages of their development, recent research suggests. This was one of the main topics discussed on yesterday’s breakfast media briefing, hosted by BornFreeTM and presented by U.S. scientist Dr. Alan Greene and Ron Vigdor, President of BornFree USA.
Reports suggest that small amounts of BPA leach into food or beverages stored in polycarbonate containers, especially when the contents are heated. It is a chemical that mimics the effect of the hormone oestrogen in the body. It affects reproductive, neurological and immune systems. Babies and growing children are particularly at risk from exposure. This increases the risk for bottle-fed babies, if their bottles are not BPA-free, because they are still undergoing many hormone-controlled developmental processes.
BPA has been completely banned from use in baby feeding products in Canada and steps are being taken to ban BPA in baby-feeding products in the US. In the UK only the leaching of BPA within plastics is limited. However, there are already 100% BPA-free baby and children products on the UK market. Parents looking to protect their babies from potentially harmful chemicals are today being advised to buy BornFreeTM, the world’s leading brand for baby bottles and feeding devices free from Phthalates, PVC and Bisphenol-A (BPA).
The brand, which is a best-seller in the USA, and also becoming a leader in the UK, offers a completely safe option for parents wishing to avoid any risks from BPA. And it’s not just the BPA-free materials used that has helped BornFreeTM to become number 1 choice for parents, but also the efficacy of the products themselves.
All bottles and cups feature the unique BornFreeTM venting system, designed to reduce colic and middle-ear infections by reducing vacuum build-up. Non-leak bottles and cups are wide-necked, aesthetically pleasing, easy to hold and dishwasher-safe. The BornFreeTM feeding system encourages easy transition from breast to bottle-feeding, and is built around interchangeable parts; teats, spouts and handles, which fit all bottles and cups.
And how about those cute BPA-free soothers for day and night use with a flexible handle that retains its shape and doesn’t hamper sleep. It is an orthodontic silicone soother and also features an orthodontic collapsible teat that breathable shield to reduce skin irritation and protect sensitive skin.
For further details on the range and availability through stockists visit www.babybornfree.co.uk
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