Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities and can be found in the following:
- Water and infant bottles
- Compact discs
- Impact-resistant safety equipment
- Medical devices
- Coatings of food cans, bottle tops, and water supply pipes
- Dental sealants and composites
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of urine samples from people six years and older. According to the National Institute of Health, some animal studies report effects in fetuses and newborns exposed to BPA. For more information visit the National Institute of Health.
In order to protect our newborn and pediatric patients, the Hospital queried our baby bottle suppliers and received the following response:
There is no Bisphenol A (BPA) in our baby bottles according to Formula Services, Meade Johnson and Abbott Nutritional. The bottles from these companies are made from food grade polypropylene approved by Health Canada. The caps, from both companies, include a small component of epoxy coating that does contain BPA, however, it is a very minute level and also has a seal under it so it does not have any contact with the formula or bottle itself.