Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BPA in everything???


I have recently started paying more attention to all the toxins "they" say are in everything I use in my house. Okay, so maybe I am exaggerating, but I do find it frustrating that so many items I use on a daily basis are now being found toxic, especially for kids.

In her article on BPA-free sippy cups, Keeper of the Home provides great links for more information about BPA. She also gives the results of her in-home testing of several sippy cups.

I'm not sure if I am ready to fear all plastic in my home, but I did purchase BPA-free sippy cups this weekend. My kids were in need of new cups anyway, and I decided it wouldn't hurt to buy the "safer"ones. I purchased the less-expensive Avent Magic Cups with the handles for my daughter, and a new cup from Playtex, the Baby Lil' Gripper Twist 'n Click (which was not reviewed in the article) for my son.

What do you think about BPA? Have you done anything to limit or remove it from your home?

2 comments:

Blue Castle said...

You might not want to know what I think. :) 5 years ago I totally freaked out about plastic and got rid of it all. Every bit - gone. Thanks to the thrift store I found some really sturdy, small glasses that the boys have been drinking out of. We never really used sippy cups, so I didn't have to worry about those. For us, going plastic-free wasn't too hard. I use jars for food storage, but I confess to the occasional Ziploc bag and I do have some plastic cups for when we eat outside on the patio.

All that said, I do think you can freak out too much. Moderation is a good thing.

Christy said...

Wow! I have thought about taking drastic steps in that direction, but just haven't been that motivated. I'll just keep taking my baby steps. =)