Glass baby bottle use rising in California

Apr 09, 2007

Stores in California cities such as San Francisco are having a hard time dealing with a sudden resurgence in the use of baby bottles made of glass.

Linked to recent reports of the possible toxicity of certain plastic baby bottles by a state advocacy group, sales of the glass versions have raised dramatically in recent months, The San Francisco Chronicle said.

San Francisco resident Sean Mullins said that while manufacturers maintain their plastic products are indeed safe, he chose to embrace caution after hearing of Environment California's "Toxic Baby Bottles" report.

"You want to avoid anything that could be a health risk to a baby," the father of a 6-month-old told the Chronicle. "You try to give them the best start."

The paper said that certain types of plastic bottles were allegedly found to leak bisphenol A, a chemical that had been found to be dangerous to lab animals, when the baby items were heated up.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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