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Plastic remains toxic even if labeled BPA free

Completely safe for children are ecological dishes made of bamboo or rice fiber.

In 2011, a study was published in the United States on the effects of 500 plastic products, many labeled “BPA Free.” It was found that even those that seemed “safe” since they did not contain BPA, released other types of chemicals that passed into the food and were also harmful. That is, plastic remains toxic even if BPA free.

These plastic products, even if they are special for children or babies, contain materials harmful to a child’s health. There is still a lot of plastic tableware containing BPA or phytalates (responsible for making the plastic flexible). Both are endocrine disruptors, very harmful to our health and much more so for the little ones who still have their hormonal system forming.

Since 2011 the regulations prohibit the presence of bisphenol A in baby bottles to protect babies from their effects from 0 to 3 years. Is not sufficient. There are studies that indicate that it is not the only substance that we should worry about in terms of plastics.

The prohibition of plastic cutlery, plates and cups will be effective from 2020 and obliges to change widely used habits. And rightly so, since there are endless studies that endorse this type of measures.

All plastic releases toxic that pass to food and from there to our children. The best thing for our children is to avoid plastic containers to store and serve food.



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