Ongoing BPA Concerns:
BPA, or bisphenol-a, is a chemical used to make polycarbonate—a type of plastic. It is commonly found in clear rigid containers including baby bottles and reusable water bottles. It is also found in the lining of most canned foods.
Recent research suggests that BPA is toxic to animals and may impact human hormones. According to the Washington Post, a draft report from the U.S. National Toxicology Program that expressed concern that BPA could cause behavioral changes in infants and children and trigger the early onset of puberty in females. In April 2008, the Canadian government banned the use of polycarbonate in infant bottles.
Scientists are still debating BPA’s potential impact on humans. Issues at question are whether or not polycarbonate containers leech a significant about of BPA, whether adults are impacted by BPA, and levels of toxicity.
N.E.W. Plastics-Always BPA-Free
N.E.W. Plastics has never produced polycarbonate or used BPA. Due to recent scientific findings, we will not be adding polycarbonate or any BPA-related plastics to our product line.
Identifying BPA Containers
Polycarbonate food containers containing BPA are often marked with recycling #7. However, not all products labels #7 contain BPA.
To learn more about why being BPA-Free is important, please visit the articles posted on these web sites: