Babies "R" Us is phasing out BPA-containing bottles and feeding products because of consumer concerns. The national chain says the process should be completed by the end of the year. It is also allowing parents to return any BPA-containing bottles purchased from the store.
So, what's the real deal on BPA? BPA, meaning bisphenol-A, is a potentially dangerous chemical. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently decided BPA was not a concern, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said earlier this year that BPA might alter an infant's development and cause behavioral problems for infants and children. And just today The National Institutes of Health (NIH) expressed 'some concern' about the effects of bisphenol A on the brain, behaviour, and prostate gland in fetuses, babies, and children. Earlier this year, Canada banned the use of BPA in baby bottles sold there.