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BPA Found in Glass-Jarred Baby Food

 

Way to go food processors!. You’ve managed, once more, to put health so far below cost that even glass jars are now designed in ways that let the nasty toxin leach into food.

 

According to a report in the Globe and Mail this weekend, a study done on jars of baby food in Canada resulted in eighty-four percent of the samples testing positive for BPA. The percentages were low, low enough that Canadian health officials say they’re safe, but that’s singular exposure. Remember – kids are eating lots and lots of this stuff, and we’ve already been warned by researchers that BPA may not be disappearing from our bodies as quickly as once though. Can you say baby’s building up BPA?

 

BPA was banned from baby bottles last year in Canada, and a group of U.S. bottle manufacturers have promised to go BPA-free.

 

But as parents try to move away from plastics (BPA is used to harden plastics) and formula cans that have BPA in the lining, they’ve largely gone to glass. The National Institutes of Health, in its warnings about what BPA can do the body, specifically suggests that glass is the way to go. That’s given parents a false sense of security . . . because they forget what’s used to make the TOPS of the glass bottles of baby food. Yup, plastic hardeners . . . aka BPA.

 

Does this make you want to make it all yourself?

 

Image: Organic Mania

 

Adapted from StollerDerby

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3 responses to “

  1. Unbelieveable. Just when mothers with young babies thought ” at last ” safe glass jars.
    WHAM. One more thing to worry about.

  2. Man, makes me glad to not have children. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of all those moms out there!

  3. I can’t find an email for you… so I’ll leave this here. Once again news on the organic front – that organic now allows pesticide???? Do you know about this? Holy crap. I just not a newsletter from a local hospital (toddler news) and they said:

    “Organic,” however, is a legal term that is allowed by the USDA for growers to print on their packaging if they adhere to certain standards of production. Those standards, however, allow use of certain pesticides, and so “organic” no longer means pesticide-free. The only certain alternative is to grow your own garden or buy directly from farmers who can tell you that they do not use pesticides.”

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