Bisphenol A (BPA) In Teething Toys Is More Scary Than Teeth Cutting Through.
What is Bisphenol A (BPA) and what are your options for a safe teething toy
BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a chemical that is used in the manufacturing of certain plastics, namely polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. These plastics are used to make a range of products around the home including storage containers, water bottles, baby bottles and sippy cups.
What is Bisphenol A (BPA)?
It has been shown that the Bisphenol A chemicals can leach into the food and drink stored in these containers. When that happens it can pose a health risk. It is taken so seriously now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of Bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups because it can negatively impact brain development. Bisphenol A might also negatively impact behavior in children, as well as prostate development in little boys as it mimics female hormones, according to MayoClinic.com.
The Risk of Cheap Toys.
Some teething toys are still made with Bisphenol A plastics. Your bub chews on these toys with quite a lot of vigor to relieve their pain and discomfort. This releases the Bisphenol A from the plastic in the same way as drinking water from a Bisphenol A plastic bottle does. In fact possibly more so as they are aggravating the plastic and their saliva (designed to start the digestion process) is all over it.
What other options are there?
There are many other plastics that can be used, however many are being shown to have similar chemicals in them. Some of the safest are natural plastics. Natural rubber latex (unless bubba has a latex allergy), Hospital grade Silicone or environmentally friendly Corn Starch plastic that biodegrades when disposed of in a compost environment. Not only are these plastics safer for baby, they are safer for the planet as well.
So keep your peace of mind and look after baby's health with a greener option.
Where can you get a Bisphenol A free Teething Toy?
There are more and more companies making safer options for your baby. Good Karma Zone is a small company who believe in only offering products that are 'good karma!' That is environmentally and health friendly products for you and baby. Our first product is a Bisphenol A free teething toy, available on Amazon here - Baby Teether.
About Good Karma Zone
Good Karma Zone is committed to sourcing products with 'good karma' for you, your baby and our earth. We believe less is more and even consumer products should have a low impact life cycle.
Good Karma Zone
Tel: +61 438 512 652
This is a press release. Press release distribution and press release services by EmailWire.Com: http://www.emailwire.com/us-press-release-distribution.php.