Following in the footsteps of Minnesota and Suffolk County, NY, Chicago became the first city to ban the sale of Bisphenol A (BPA)-ridden baby bottles and sippy cups. Although its own regulatory agency (the FDA) still supports its safety, Capital Hill is currently considering a similar ban, in light of hundreds of independent studies attributing hormonal and developmental disruptions to BPA ingestion. Many manufacturers have already eliminated BPA from childrens products, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, and Nalgene. But kids arent the only ones at risk; A recent Harvard study found that one week of adult BPA bottle use increased urinary chemical concentrations by 69%! If you dont happen to live in Chicago, you can still limit your exposure by avoiding canned food and plastic containers.
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