Checking for the BPA-free label when shopping for baby bottles may soon be a thing of the past. The six largest manufacturers of bottles in the United States have voluntarily agreed to go Bisphenol-A free.
We reported on this story over the weekend (see below), but thanks to our friends at SuperEco, we now have a list of who’s involved in the manufacturer cave in.
Going toxin free are Gerber, Avent America (which stopped production back in December), Evenflo, Disney’s First Years, Dr. Brown and Playtex.
Attorneys general in Connecticut and New Jersey put forward a request to the bottle makers, asking for the hormone-disrupting chemical to be removed from the manufacturing process. The request came on the heels of newer research that shows the affects of BPA are large even at low doses, doses lower than the FDA’s current standards. Studies have linked BPA to everything from cancer and obesity to problems with brain function and mood disorders. They’ve also shown BPA is building up in the bloodstream. In a study of people age six and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found detectable
levels of BPA in ninety-three percent of two thousand five hundred seventeen urine samples.
Of course, the big companies aren’t exactly doing this all out of the goodness of their hearts. Babies R Us and a number of other retailers announced last year that they would phase out all sales of bottles with BPA in them. Canada has outright banned the substance.
But sometimes even the big companies make decisions that are good for parents.