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Bpa Safe While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
A small piece of my dental (bpa free) nightguard peeled off in my mouth and i swallowed it. 35 weeks pregnant. Harmful?
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
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
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
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