Into the mouths of babes

17 July 2007

I have been asked to pass along the following info, and I am glad to do so. The survey is a little trickier for people who exclusively pump/ed, but it’s worth looking at if feeding a baby is something with which you have experience. Relatedly, The Leery Polyp has lots of info on plastics as endocrine disruptors.

Environmental Working Group is collecting data on babies’ exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic resin used to line food and formula cans, and found in low levels in formula samples. We are concerned that formula-fed babies have the most intense exposures to BPA of any age group. We’ve created a survey to gather food and weight information for real babies:

http://www.ewg.org/bpasurvey

EWG is preparing an independent analysis of infant exposures to BPA to present to the National Institutes of Health. When the analysis is complete, EWG will send parents a customized report for their child.

The more data we collect, the more accurate our analysis will be.

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2 Responses to “Into the mouths of babes”

  1. Mojavi Says:

    what exactly is an endocrine disruptor??

  2. antropologa Says:

    Well you can google it but my understanding is that it refers to chemicals and substances that can affect the way your hormones are supposed to function. Anything from changing the sex of fish to changing the sexual development of children to causing hair to grow weird places or insulin issues, that kind of thing.


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