New BPA Hysteria – Fact or Fiction?

As soon as someone mentions BPA (bisphenol A), I recall the glasses and glass holders our family now uses to replace the plastic containers that previously populated our cupboards.  Like many moms, my number one priority is to keep my kids safe.  So of course, I have also been concerned about BPA in the past....more


Information was taken from: THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH.I am becoming more aware of the dangers of plastics and aluminum, due to the rampant destruction of CANCER in my own family.BPA Bisphenol A is a chemical produced in large quantities for use in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins....more

BPA and other Chemical Contaminants in Plastic Containers can be Harmful to Pregnant Women!

Dr. Michele Brown OB/GYNMuch has been written about particular ingredients contained in products that pregnant women use. However, emphasis should also be placed on the tubes and containers that hold these products. Toxic chemicals can be found in plastics that can seep into products exposing pregnant women via skin contact when applying products from these containers....more

After My Son Was Born With a Birth Defect, I Got Anti-Plastics

Few things in life are as stressful as having a baby. After years of disappointment from unsuccessful infertility treatments and multiple miscarriages, my husband and I were overjoyed to learn we were once again going to be parents. It had been two and a half years since the birth of our daughter, and naturally we were excited about the impending arrival of our son.A routine ultrasound provided us the first clue of the rollercoaster of emotion that lay on the horizon. ...more

Thank you for sharing your story -- and for doing something about it. I love that you started 5 ...more

Message in BPA Baby Bottles: Don’t Mess with Moms

By Margie Kelly, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Just Say "No" to Endocrine Disruptors

The list is extensive and growing - bisphenol A, phthalates, parabens, PBDE’s (flame retardants), PCB’s, dioxins, atrazine, heptachlor, arsenic, mercury, lead among them.  Referred to as “endocrine disruptors“(ED’s), a term describing their documented ability to mimic natural hormones and disrupt normal endocrine system functioning, this term certainly understates the myriad of ways in which these synthetic chemicals compromise our health....more

Motherly Law Year in Review: Updated Posts re: BPA, Bike Helmets, Pool Drains, Birth Centers and Car Seats

Trial and Error Parenting is largely trial and error, a learn-as-you-go, kind of job....more

BPA: Getting Educated

I'm constantly trying to rid my life of toxins and am continuing to learn about the ones that are the most harmful. They remain the ones that creep into our food supply, as food is a necessity to live.  BPA has gotten a lot of press lately for good cause. We need to get educated on the chemical toxin and how to avoid it in our everyday lives. See my recent post for more information....more

Protect Yourself: BPA is in Metal Cans and Receipts

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is not just a worrisome chemical in hard plastic water bottles, baby bottles, and sippy cups. Almost all canned foods are full of the stuff. And our biggest source of exposure could be the thermal paper cash register receipts we handle every time we shop, especially during the holiday season. The fact is that BPA is in a lot of surprising products we touch every day and in higher levels than we previously thought. Will our government protect us from this chemical? Or must we as consumers take matters into our own hands? ...more
Grace@Haven , The newest Ball canning lids are BPA-free. ...more

Listen to David Suzuki! (why I hate water bottles)

Last night my husband was making his lunch and getting his things ready for work in the morning. I noticed he had a plastic water bottle, so like a good wife would, I started to rant (a little) about how bad plastic water bottles are. If you have tried this method before you might have found that ranting, complaining or otherwise bi*ching really is not an effective way of getting a point across. I’ll try a different approach this time and present him with research (I’m so tricky!)....more