Its seems hardly a day goes by without some hazards of plastic, there are some ways to reduce plastic. If it is not a baby bottles or tuppeware.The chemical is grabbing the headlines is bispenol A,or BPA.It is a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to heart disease,diabetes and reproduktive problems.BPA is found in most hard plastic products and in the linings of metal cans.There`s still a lot of research to be done about plastic hazards,but since there are alternatives,why not limit your exposure? here is where to start:As you can replace plasticwares with glass,porcelain or stainless steel. Do not put plastic in the microwavw,ever.heat can break down plastic so that it leaches chemicals into food.Try not to put plastic in the dishwasher. OTHER KITHCENWARE: there are glass,metal and wooden alternatives to plastic mixing bowls,funels,cutting boardsplates spatulas and spoons.Look for blendeers and food prosessors with glass bowls. Instead of buying vinyl tablecloths use real cloth.
LUNCH STUFF: THAT IS A TRICKY ONE,SINCE YOU CANNOT SEND YOUR KID WITH A BREAKABLE CONTAINERS.tHE BRAND REUSABLE BAGS HAS RECENTLY STARTED AN OPTIONS,INCLUDING SNACK-SIZE STAINLESS STEEL CONTAINERS AND CLOTH ANCK BAGS.
BABY BOTTLES:USE GLASS BABY BOTTLES IF POSSIBLE.IF NOT SEVERAL COMPANIES MAKE bpa FREE BOTTLES AND SIPPY CUPSaVOID LIQUIDBABY FORMULA IN CANS,SINCE IT CAN ABSORB HIGH LEVELS OF BPA FROM THE CAN LINING.
ISTEAD OF CAN FOODS UY FRESH,FROZENOR DRIED. LOOK FOR TOMATOES IN THE JARS OR MAKE YOUR OWN.
WATER BOTTLES: IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE WITHOUT PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES.NALGENE IS NOW MAKING BPA FREE POLYCARBONATE BOTTLES,THOUGH IT IS STILL BEST TO USE STAINLESS STEEL OR GLASS.
By Lisa Davis
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