Thursday, April 24, 2008

Green Baby Bottles


I'm not a full-on tree hugger (yet) but I've recently discovered the dangers of plastic baby bottles (as well as regular drinking bottles) and am concerned, to say the least. I have a billion Avent bottles that I intended to use with Mia but in the past few days I've seen 4 different studies/reports regarding the dangers of Bisphenol A (a hormone disruptor linked to breast and prostate cancer, early puberty, miscarriage, low sperm count, and immune-system changes) in most of the plastic baby bottles on the market. The first was an email sent by my mom with this report. Then there was a National Geographic episode on last night. Plus, with Earth day being this past Monday I saw two different experts discuss this on The View and on Oprah. Too many times to ignore.

I understand that babies have been drinking from plastic bottles for generations now. And washing them in the dishwasher is pretty common practice. I'm sure I could continue using these bottles with no effects. However, is it worth the risk? The rate of children's cancers and other unexplainable diseases keeps rising so I can't help but wonder if this might be one of the contributors? Crazy? Maybe. But I'd rather be safe.

After a bit of research I found these bottles. They are expensive, I know. But I only need a few to start with. Has anyone used Green to Grow yet? I'd love to hear reviews.

4 comments:

Andy said...

whats wrong with early puberty?

Mike said...

Obviously, you never had a group of third grade boys stand around you pointing and chanting "BullllFrrrrogg!!" because your voice changed before everyone else's....

Chrystal Sturm said...

Ha ha...must have been those plastic baby bottles, Mikey! Thanks for the comment. I can't wait for you to start your own BLOG! Can't wait to see you & Lexa sooooooonn.

Anonymous said...

Good job, babe!! Better safe than sorry, fer sure!!! Very smart.

Seriously, Andy makes me laff...you, too, Mikey :)