FDA Bans BPA from Baby Bottles and Children's Cups

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has finally taken action on a popular chemical. Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, can no longer be added to baby bottles and cups for young children, according to the F.D.A. Many manufacturers had already stopped adding BPA to their products, but now parents can be sure that the chemical won't show up in their child's drink.

Florence Williams was a breastfeeding mother when she became concerned with just that. What was she feeding her children, after all? In her recent book, "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History," she uncovers the many chemicals that find their way into adults' and infants' bodies.

Guests:

Florence Williams

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [2]

Demetri from ny

Why does this guest laugh throughout this interview? This is a terrible issue.

Jul. 19 2012 03:27 PM
Stephanie from Milwaukee

What about the replacement chemicals (closely structured like BPA) that qualify these products as "BPA-free"? We don't have research on the effect of those chemicals yet. I stay away from all things plastic and go with stainless steel or glass.

Jul. 19 2012 09:03 AM

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