News that the FDA has officially banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups is causing quite a stir, but the action was taken mostly for the purposes of increasing consumer confidence--given that many companies have already removed the chemical from such products.
This reality, combined with the fact that the FDA has not taken action to ban the chemical in other household products or food containers (including infant formula cans), is a good reminder that individuals must do their own research and continue to place pressure on companies to reduce potential chemical exposure.
Here are some resources for identifying and removing possible sources of BPA and other chemicals in your home.
Tell us what choices you have made to avoid chemicals in everyday products. Do you avoid canned foods? Choose glass over plastic? Buy or make natural cleaning products? Diaper with cloth instead of disposables? Share your tips.
We'll be featuring this conversation on facebook and twitter. :)