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What`s BPA and How to choose BPA free baby products?

Silicone Baby Products: 

Before we really get into BPA, lets discuss silicone. We get asked a lot about BPA and silicone- the rule of thumb to remember is that any product that is 100% silicone is BPA Free. BPA (bisphenol A) is used in the making of plastics, it is not used in the making of silicone, so any products that is 100% silicone; silicone replacement nipples, silicone bottles, silicone teethers, etc..., are BPA Free. Whether or not they say BPA free on the packaging, is irrelevant, as long as the product is made of 100% silicone and has no other parts made of different materials, you can rest assured that the product is BPA free. 

What is BPA? 

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Epoxy resins are sometimes used as interior liners in food packaging. Polycarbonate plastics are frequently used because they are clear and almost shatterproof. These plastics are used in sports bottles, baby bottles, medical devices, CDs, electronics, and many other common household items. BPA has been shown to be an endocrine disruptor. This means that BPA, after it has leached into food or drink, has been found in animal studies to mimic hormones in the endocrine system. There is a seven class system for plastics in the United States. Polycarbonate plastics fall into the “Other” category and have a recycling label 7 on the bottom. However, because #7 labeling is the “other” category, not all plastics marked #7 contain BPA. The only true way to know if an item contains BPA is to get the information from the manufacturer. 

bpa free sippy cup spoutNational Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health Opinion: 

"Although there is no direct evidence that exposure of people to bisphenol A adversely affects reproduction or development, studies with laboratory rodents show that exposure to high dose levels of bisphenol A during pregnancy and/or lactation can reduce survival, birth weight, and growth of offspring early in life, and delay the onset of puberty in males and females. Recognizing the lack of data on the effects of bisphenol A in humans and despite the limitations in the evidence for "low" dose effects in laboratory animals, the possibility that bisphenol A may impact human development cannot be dismissed. More research is needed." 
Source: National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program. 14 April. 2008. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 29 April. 2008. 

Today's Baby Market: 

All baby manufacturers now must make sure that their products conform to the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) ban on Phthalates and BPA. Companies such as LYA Silicone actually provide certificate of Compliance (COC) to their retailers right in the product cases. Other manufacturers such as Nuby/Luv n' Care, Sassy, Zo-li will provide the COC's upon request. All packaging for 2010 products contain the BPA Free Logos.

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Tim You

Shenzhen LYA Silicone Rubber Products CO,.LTD
Add: New Building 2, Baohua Industrial Zone, Gongye Road,
Longhua New District, Shenzhen,CN, 518109
Tel: 86-134 2430 6032
Fax: 86-755-29550519
skype: lyasilicon5
Http: www.lyasilicone.net 

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