Environment California analyzed the five most popular brands of baby bottles on the market: Avent, Dr. Brown’s, Evenflo, Gerber, and Playtex. ALL FIVE were found to leach a developmental, neural, and reproductive toxin called bisphenol A in doses they considered “dangerous levels found to cause harm in numerous laboratory animal studies.”
The report goes on to say:
“Scientists have linked very low doses of bisphenol A exposure to cancers, impaired immune function, early onset of puberty, obesity, diabetes, and hyperactivity, among other problems.”
Yikes! I used Playtex Nursers with my sons. If you go to the website, they mention that the chemical is more likely to leach with washing or heating to high temperature. Although I feel guilty, environmentally wise, that the Nursers were disposable, I wonder if they would be less likely to leach since they are only used once? They are also NOT made of hard clear plastic, which many websites link to bisphenol A. I cannot say that they are bisphenol A free, however.
Baby Safe Direct has information about Solvay Polythenylsulfone (PPSU) Baby Bottles, which they claim are safer. You can always try glass bottles if you are less clumsy than me, and your baby isn’t throwing the bottles across the room yet.