News You Can Use: How Can I Avoid BPA?

Here are resources to help parents navigate potentially dangerous baby products.

Feb. 7, 2008— -- A dozen of the leading environmental groups in the country have published the results of a study which says the vast majority of plastic baby bottles might pose a significant health risk, because they contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical linked to obesity, cancer and other conditions in animal experiments.

Read more about BPA and other potentially dangerous chemicals here.

The 20-page study, "Baby's Toxic Bottle," came from the University of Missouri, with funding from environmental groups. Today, many of those groups demand that manufacturers stop using BPA in baby bottles and other food containers.

Click here for a peer-reviewed paper which says BPA is not a concern for parents.

Click here for a guide on how to find a plastic-free baby bottle.

But critics argue that the study has not been peer reviewed or published in a scientific journal, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that food coming in contact with the chemical is safe, even in baby feeding bottles.

Though the study is still controversial, recent toy and food recalls have left many Americans on edge. Parents looking to steer clear of plastic-free baby bottles may want to consult resources that help them avoid the potentially dangerous chemicals.

Click here to read about some parents who are playing it safe with glass bottles.

Some say the jury is still out on the risk of BPA.

Click here for some tips on how you can avoid ingesting BPA.