Topics: Bisphenol A, Baby bottle, Breastfeeding Pages: 2 (693 words) Published: January 14, 2013
There are many harmful effects from Bisphenol A. One such effect is on fertility. Dan Even of the Haaretz says that “Israeli and American scientists have for the first time uncovered the mechanism by which Bisphenol A, commonly used in the plastics industry, damages human eggs and can harm female fertility. Recent studies show a decline in human fertility in both males and females.” (Even.2012). With BPA still being used it is reducing the fertility of the societies that still use it and thus for reducing child birth. The Federal Food and Drug Administration believe that “scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe. The agency has performed extensive research on BPA, has reviewed hundreds of other studies, and is continuing to address questions and potential concerns raised by certain studies.”(www.fda.gov). So the FDA believes that the chemical in its current state is not as toxic as others believe it to be. They also believe that what little bit of the chemical that enters the body, in adult or child, is easily eliminated. The HHS believes that you can take steps to make sure your infant is safe. The following are guidelines to feed your infant and keep them from BPA exposure. “HHS supports the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for infant feeding and supports breastfeeding for at least 12 months whenever possible, as breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for infants. If breastfeeding is not an option, iron-fortified infant formula is the safest and most nutritious alternative. The benefit of a stable source of good nutrition from infant formula and food outweighs the potential risk of BPA exposure. Parents should discuss any significant changes to your baby’s diet with your baby’s doctor or nurse. DISCARD SCRATCHED BABY BOTTLES AND INFANT FEEDING CUPS. Worn baby bottles and cups are likely to have scratches that harbor germs and - if they contain BPA -...
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