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to expect UK government to ban baby bottles if the US government have done so

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babybarrister Sat 14-Mar-09 19:08:44

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Tortington Sat 14-Mar-09 19:09:31

how many kids have died/got ill?

AitchTwoOh Sat 14-Mar-09 19:11:00

all the tommeetippee ones have been changed. i take it the govt just expects the manufacturers to start responding to customer demand.

Tortington Sat 14-Mar-09 19:11:49

' US lawmakers on Friday introduced legislation to ban the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A, suspected of harming human development, from all food and beverage containers.'

google news

thats not banning bottles

yes the uk govt should ban that chemicle and provide information to parents

Itsjustafleshwound Sat 14-Mar-09 19:12:01

Link??

Lulumama Sat 14-Mar-09 19:12:19

i would not expect the government to blindly follow suit with the USA

babybarrister Sat 14-Mar-09 19:12:24

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poppy34 Sat 14-Mar-09 19:13:07

Im confused as to where the leaching issue comes in - is it when you microwave (whcih I know you're not meant to do), put boiling water or near boiling water in or reheat in hot water to something that is approaching tepid?

babybarrister Sat 14-Mar-09 19:13:36

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AitchTwoOh Sat 14-Mar-09 19:14:31

i've got girls. grin

it gives boys moobs, apparently.

shonaspurtle Sat 14-Mar-09 19:15:41

The companies in the US who have removed BPA from their bottles have responded to consumer demand, not legislation. The legislation in the US is yet to go through.

It sounds like the same is happening gradually in the UK (re consumer demand).

poppy34 Sat 14-Mar-09 19:16:03

being horribly cynical -even if it was ok- they may be banning it to avoid any legal action in the US

AitchTwoOh Sat 14-Mar-09 19:16:08

tommee tippee

shonaspurtle Sat 14-Mar-09 19:16:45

link to Telegraph article

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sat 14-Mar-09 19:17:37

some info here

I haven't read it yet though.

Ivykaty44 Sat 14-Mar-09 19:17:41

It is also in tupperware/plastic containers etc so not just babies bottles and it is the hot liquis going into the bottle/plastic container that is thought to be suspect and spark a reaction, thus leaching

This is what I have read and gleened, how correct it is I dont know?

poppy34 Sat 14-Mar-09 19:18:07

avent

differentID Sat 14-Mar-09 19:19:35

however, in the US there have been no controls at all about how much of it is used whereas in the UK and Eu it is tightly regulated and the amount gets nowhere near the levels that are used in the US

poppy34 Sat 14-Mar-09 19:19:46

ok don't microwave, use scractched or worn bottles or pour boiling liquid in...

poppy34 Sat 14-Mar-09 19:20:20

ah so my cynical theory re legal action differentid could be right if there were no controles

shonaspurtle Sat 14-Mar-09 19:23:52

Oh well. Might as well ditch that stock of Avent bottles that I've been storing for as-yet-theoretical dc2 then. That'll free up some cupboard space <bright side>

fledtoscotland Sat 14-Mar-09 19:30:15

sorry but i thought this was old news. MAM bottles have always been BPA free to the best of my knowledge. although i havent read the research, i wasnt aware that it was definitive findings, just recommendations.

Chellesgirl Sat 14-Mar-09 20:29:23

poppy34 that has really worried me now! I use advent bottles and they all contain BPA. I never knew you couldnt poor boiling water into a bottle. I think I need to get rid.

I have MAM bottles too and tommee tippee so going to research them next.

Chellesgirl Sat 14-Mar-09 20:43:45

MAM are BPA free! And i'm glad these were the only bottles I used when my dd was born. Up until she was 5 months old. But still gutted bout the advent ones.

AlistairSim Sat 14-Mar-09 20:46:22

I wonder if this explains why DS likes wearing a tutu.

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