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That Plastic Baby Bottle
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of New York Times

New York Times, September 6, 2008
Posted: January 16th, 2009

What do you do when one arm of the government says everything is O.K. and another tells you to watch out? That is what is happening with bisphenol-A a chemical used in many plastics and epoxy resins now found in baby bottles and liners for canned goods. The answer is a truism in every family rulebook when in doubt, especially when it comes to children, err on the side of caution. That means it is a good idea to keep the young away from bisphenol-A, or BPA. Then this week, the National Toxicology Program, the federal agency for toxicological research, reported that their research shows some concern about the effects of BPA on the brain development and behavior of fetuses and young children. A new study by the Yale School of Medicine is cause for even more concern. In tests on primates, researchers found that BPA causes the loss of connections between brain cells that could cause memory or learning problems and depression. John Bucher, the associate director of the toxicology program, said ... "We have concluded that the possibility that BPA may affect human development cannot be dismissed.

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