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Doctor insights on: Positive Use Of Plastic Bottles

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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more

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What is the safest reusable water bottle for children? Plastic? Steel? Etc.?

What is the safest reusable water bottle for children?  Plastic?  Steel?  Etc.?

Metal: Plastic bottles have raised issues with possible chemicals that could leach out of plastics and into the water. Washing plastic bottles may not be a good idea as the heat of washing may also cause leaching of chemicals. ...Read more

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Using a cpap, understand distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula. Ok for me to use in cpap?

Using a cpap, understand  distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula.  Ok for me to use in cpap?

Probably: Though most CPAP instructions call for distilled water, my wife has CPAP and i looked it up. Much water in containers just uses tap water, some use spring water, but your sons water contains none of these other problems. So it, s sO.K. ...Read more

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Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

Just bought  everlast womens dumbells,5kg-  contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

No: The vendor is required put such warning if a chemical is used, usually in paint. However, the chemical has likely evaporated during the time it took from manufacture to you purchasing the dumbbells. ...Read more

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Should i be wary of microwaving food in plastic containers or drinking from plastic bottles?

Should i be wary of microwaving food in plastic containers or drinking from plastic bottles?

E-mail scare: Thanks for asking. It would be surprising if this were true in a nation with huge numbers of science people studying products as intensively as they do. This looked like a scare e-mail, science-talk but withholding key facts, and i'm ready to trust the folks at harvard http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/fhg/updates/update0706a.Shtml. ...Read more

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What is safer, plastic or glass bottles for babies?

What is safer, plastic or glass bottles for babies?

Glass safer: The linings of baby bottles had bpa (bisphenol a) so nih & epa reviewed 700 published studies on bpa , the levels currently found in humans is higher than the levels causing adverse effects in animal studies. The U.S. Department of health and human services' center for the evaluation of risks to human reproduction has expressed "some concern for neural and behavioral effects". ...Read more

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Can one syringe of Restylane (dermal fillers) take care of both nasolabial folds (forgot to ask md; $500 per syringe)?

Can one syringe of Restylane (dermal fillers) take care of both nasolabial folds (forgot to ask md; $500 per syringe)?

Restylane (dermal fillers): It depends on your cheeks and how much volume you need. Generally speaking it is around 1-2 syringes for each side. ...Read more

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Are the plastic bags for storing breast milk ok or do they leech molecules?

Are the plastic bags for storing breast milk ok or do they leech molecules?

Unsafe: If they contain these chemicals-bisphenol a(bpa) and phthalates.They have been linked to numerous health problems in babies eg cancer, endocrine disruption, developmental delay, reproductive system damage etc. The safest choice for storing breast milk are glass bottles as it will not react w milk & not treated w harmful chemicals.You can use polypropylene/polyethylene plastic or bpa-free plastic. ...Read more

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I have several bottles of bausch & lomb moisture loc. If expired can I use these bottles?

I have several bottles of bausch & lomb moisture loc. If expired can I use these bottles?

Expired lotion: It is not a good idea, because various kinds of bacteria can grow and contaminate the lotion, potentially harming you. ...Read more

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What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

Baby bottle: Any brand of bottle will suffice. No special bottle is needed although the nipple may be more important. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant in forth month.can i use aleo vera juice from forever American company?

I'm pregnant in forth month.can i use aleo vera juice from forever American company?

Best to ask your OB: You are best advised to run ALL medications/interventions, tests that involve dyes, injections, electrical studies, etc. by your OB/GYN doctor before doing anything. Nobody else should take their place when it comes to taking final advice when it comes to your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are epsom salt and tens units safe to use in the 6th month of pregnancy?

Are epsom salt and tens units safe to use in the 6th month of pregnancy?

See below: Even though there are few side effects and minimal contraindications, there are several precautions to be aware of when using a T.E.N.S. Unit. The safety of T.E.N.S. During pregnancy (prior to 36 weeks) has not been established, so it should be used with the knowledge of the physician or midwife. T.E.N.S.Stimulation is of no curative value. T.E.N.S. Does not do anything to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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