You may have noticed that our packaging says BPA free, or you may have noticed that the acronym BPA free seems to be popping up everywhere lately. It is with good reason that people are starting to seek out products that have packaging free of BPA.
BPA stands for bisphenol A and is a chemical used in the production of certain plastics. Studies have been coming out over the last few years linking BPA to many health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and issues with fetal development, and other problems1.
BPA is found in specific plastics, in the lining of aluminum cans, and in some receipt paper. It is pretty ubiquitous in our society today, which it why BPA can be found in over 90% of the population2.
BPA is especially harmful to babies and children, due to its presence in baby bottles3 along with other methods of exposure. BPA was banned from use in sippy cups and baby bottles in 20124 but still exists in older bottles and sippy cups, in specific plastics, in the lining of aluminum cans, and in some receipt paper.
We felt strongly about providing a formula that has BPA free packaging for the health of our people of Hope! It can be hard to avoid BPAs in daily life, but it is possible to reduce your contact with the chemical, and we are glad to help!
1.University of Rochester Medical Center (2009, January 30). New Questions Raised About Controversial Plastics Chemical Bisphenol A.ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 13, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090128074926.htm
2.Penn State (2011, May 2). Chemical in plastic, BPA, exposure may be associated with wheezing in children.ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 13, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110501183817.htmHarvard School of Public Health (2009, May 22).
- BPA, Chemical Used To Make Plastics, Found To Leach From Polycarbonate Drinking Bottles Into Humans.ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 13, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090521141208.htm
3.NYU Langone Medical Center (2012, September 18). Higher levels of BPA in children and teens significantly associated with obesity.ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 13, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120918111125.htm