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Top baby bottle leached more chemicals: report

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posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Top baby bottle leached more chemicals: report


www.ottawacitizen.com

A top brand of baby bottle leached more than double the amount of a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer than a cheaper house brand, new Health Canada tests show.

It found that the concentration level of BPA, an estrogen-mimicking chemical, in the water in the Philips Avent's top-selling baby bottle, Avent Naturally, was 516 parts per billion (ppb).

"It's baby stuff," the Ottawa mother said. "Even if there's the slightest chance, do you think anyone in their ri
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posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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What's the deal here in Canada with estrogen?


It found that the concentration level of BPA, an estrogen-mimicking chemical, in the water in the Philips Avent's top-selling baby bottle


Estrogen

Estrogen levels skyrocket in river around Montreal: researchers

Scientists have noticed some disturbing changes in the water, and the reproductive organs of fish, in the St. Lawrence River near Montreal.

Concentrations of estrogen as high as 90 times the normal rate have been discovered just downstream from the island of Montreal, according to researchers from l'Université de Montreal.

"What we measured is about 100 times more than the level known to have significant endocrine-disrupting effects," said Sébastien Sauvé, a professor of environmental chemistry at the university.
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Estrogen


Polar and nonpolar fractions prepared from an organic extract of inhalable air particulate material collected from an urban location in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, were examined for estrogen and Ah receptor-mediated activities using in vitro gene expression assays.
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Seriously, what's the deal with Canada and estrogen?


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posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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Brought up before here and here.

As I mentioned before, all this is a case of too little, too late.

Cyanide-containing compounds are occasionally found in 1 part per billionth of tap water. Does that make it dangerous? Of course not.

The amount of tap water you would need to ingest to build up a fatal level of cyanide in your blood stream is significantly outweighed by the amount of blood your liver can detoxify within an hour.

Most people I know stop eating baby formula out of bottles after the age of 12 months.

So unless for some reason you're going to continue eating baby formula into adulthood I seriously doubt anyone could feasibly build up significantly dangerous levels of trace chemicals in their tissue after 12 months.

Baby formulas are only meant to be occasional substitutes for breast milk anyway, not a complete dependence for an infant's nutrition.
Your supposed to exclusively feed your child breast milk for the first 6 months.

So that makes the likelihood of toxic chemical build up in soft tissue even less likely.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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All polycarbonate bottles release an estrogen like compound PBA, no matter how old and more is released in relation to temperature of liquids. See:Plastic Bottles Release Potentially Harmful Chemicals (Bisphenol A) After Contact With Hot Liquids

Perhaps these baby bottles are polycarbonate?

I don't think many parents would want to expose their babies to estrogen in their milk formula! All indications are that infants are HIGHLY sensitive to hormones especially estrogens.

Perhaps we should go back to good old fashioned glass bottles?



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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A separate Health Canada study of undisclosed brands also found a similar range when researchers filled bottles with boiling water and let them sit at room temperature; the concentration levels of the hormone disrupter in the water ranged from 1.7 ppb to 4.1 ppb.
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The levels of PBA released by the baby bottles in question were in the 500 ppb which is VERY high in comparison.

As a "very experienced" (lol) health care professional I would anticipate that this type of exposure by PBA in infants COULD lead later in life to various types of cancer and immune system diseases, and other bizzare syndroms of all kinds including MS, MD and on and on. Femeninization of males both anatomically and psycologically and premature maturity features in females.

Sound like something you would ignore?

Ever wonder why people walking around with plastic beverage bottles are more than like obese?


The connection is, well, pretty obvious!



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 03:57 AM
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The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and needs an attention of everyone. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible.i really appreciate the work done by this forum.
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