I was listening to this show on the radio this morning, and I have to admit, it was pretty convincing. I think this issue has reached the mainstream, and is not just of concern to hyper-environmentalist types.
Fortunately, I’ve been able to breastfeed all of my babies, so none of them were exposed to much bpa from baby bottles. This is a big concern because of developing brains, and because a baby gets all of its nutrition from a single source. New baby bottles are bpa-free (at least in the U.S.) and there is all kinds of legislative action on this issue, at the state and federal level, pending.
I am pondering how difficult it would be to eliminate plastic from food preparation and storage in my kitchen. Not all plastics have bpa, but do you wonder what the next “problem chemical” will be? Maybe we should just quit plastic in general. It makes a lot of sense to me not to heat things in any plastic containers (but I do it sometimes anyway, because I’m all about convenience right now) and I’ve already changed from plastic to stainless steel water bottles. Other issues include bpa in the linings of tin cans. Peanut butter? Mayonnaise? Do we need to buy everything in a glass jar? What about freezer storage? Would you give up ziploc bags (which don’t have bpa, apparently)?
I’m not going to spend a lot of time explaining this issue, because there’s literally one ton of information on the subject (you might be overwhelmed if you google it). I’m mostly wondering what other people are doing about it personally. Have you done much research on bpa and plastics? Have you changed your habits as a result? Any helpful tips?