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Bpa Safe While Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
A small piece of my dental (bpa free) nightguard peeled off in my mouth and i swallowed it. 35 weeks pregnant. Harmful?
I have heard that eating canned soups, vegetables, and fruits is bad in pregnancy because of BPA is there any truth to this?
Maybe: theoretical problem only; no proven harmful effects ...Read more
Drank a lot of ginger ale from cans early on in pregnancy (around 6-7 weeks). Will the bpa from the cans be an issue for baby?
No: There's no evidence at this time that would indicate that this small risk of exposure is likely to cause serious problems for the baby. ...Read more
Ive been drinking out of water bottles my whole pregnancy & I just read about how it could hurt my baby because of BPA. Should I be worried?
No!: These "studies" are incomplete and as usual do nothing but FRIGHTEN people!!! The amount of these chemicals is MINUTE short term (as is nine months!!!) NOT TO WORRY! Hope this HELPS! Good Luck and keep hydrated!! Dr Z ...Read more
Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more
Recyclable/washable: Some major "health food" chains were selling glass bottles encased in a rubber-like sleeve to decrease the chance of breakage. Stainless steel bottles were being promoted heavily before them. Both types require careful attention to cleaning, which can be difficult around the curved parts. Buying a baby bottle brush would help clean before putting into dishwasher. Actual baby bottles could work too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not, but...: There is not enough scientific evidence to make a conclusion regarding the safe limits of bpa ingestion during pregnancy. Several nations around the world have placed bpa on lists of toxins that we should avoid and the U.S. Is now catching up! in general, if you don't have to use bpa products, don't. Also, i don't recommend heating foods in plastic or foam containers. ...Read more
Estrogen effects: Bpa has been shown to have mild estrogenizing effects. While not awful, they are there, and most people don't want them. However there are a lot of other things in the environment, such as air fresheners, perfumes, and cosmetics, that also have the same effect. So avoiding one thing and not the others doesn't help. ...Read more
Avoid it: There's more we don't know than what is clear about the effects of bpa. Public health agencies have set safe exposure levels, but those assumptions are based on looking for cancers or other obvious toxicity. It was originally designed as a birth control chemical so we know it affects hormones. Look here to get an idea of what it might do to us: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=bisphenol+A ...Read more
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