I am sure by now all of you have heard of BPA (bisphenol-A).  It is an industrial chemical used to make plastics.  It can be found in everything from food storage containers and baby bottles to toys and receipts. 

BPA is known to be an endocrine disruptor which can imitate our body's own hormones.  An article in Medical News Today describes some of the possible health effects of BPA from heart disease to breast cancer. 

I have been on a mission to get BPA out of my kitchen.  There are many sites that offer tips for reducing BPA exposure but one of my favorites is the Environmental Working Group. I guess the single easiest way to solve this is: reduce plastic use.  Most stores have lots of options that are now labeled BPA free.  Healthy Child, Healthy World has developed a pocket guide to safer plastics.  Print it out and take it with you.

Here are some suggestions I have found from my research:

  • Choose powdered baby formula and BPA free baby bottles.
  • Limit canned food unless BPA free, like Eden.  If you must eat it, rinse it first.
  • Use glass containers to store food. I like Pyrex and Rubbermaid.
  • Do not put plastic in microwave or dishwasher.  This causes the plastic to leach.
  • Never use plastic wrap to cover food heated in microwave. Use a paper towel.
  • Throw away plastic that is scratched or worn.
  • Use a stainless steel water bottle without a plastic liner.
  • As stated on their website, Ziploc brand plastic bags and Saran plastic wraps do not contain BPA. Or use wax paper sandwich bagsEtsy sells lots of super cute re-useable sandwich bags too.
  • Use a wooden cutting board not plastic.

 

For more information refer to these sites:

 


Please share how you are getting rid of BPA in your kitchen.

Views: 16

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

OUR TOP MEMBERS. PARTICIPATE TO TREND

1. Trishawna Robinson

Scarborough, Canada

2. Steph

Manchester, United Kingdom

3. Lauren Markman

Concord, NC, United States

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement

MBC CUTIES

Our current cutie was uploaded by Alea FrankwickUpload a photo of your cutie. They may be featured here. See all of the cuties.

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

Five Ways The EazyHoldUniversal Cuff Helps Kids with Special Needs Deal With Daily Living Activities

Most parents find that training their non-disabled children for life's activities is challenging enough. However, parents of physically challenged children have to be especially creative to make sure that their young people learn the daily life skills that they need to be self-sufficient. Occupational…

Building Boundaries – Building a "Swimming Pool"

As mentioned, positive parental authority is built on values such as: personal example, good communication, seeing the goals of others, seeing others, tolerance and mutual respect, each according to his own set of values. Values are part of a framework of defined and given boundaries. In order for you to…

Advertisement

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service