Microplastics

Prevention Tips

Microplastics are insidious and cause for alarm, but knowing some basics can help  you can reduce and avoid exposure, especially when it comes to baby bottles. Here is some information about containers and glass bottles.  

For more information about the disruptive nature of microplastics, watch the 6 minute video:

Research Highlights

A new study found that infants fed using plastic bottles may be exposed to up to ~1.5 million microplastic particles every day! The health impact of microparticles are unclear, but prior studies have linked chemical tracers of microplastics, such as BPA and phthalates, with brain-based disorders and infertility. 

Reduce microplastic exposure by using glass baby bottles

Plastic chemicals can be avoided in early life by switching to glass baby bottles, and avoiding baby foods with plastic packaging and storage. 

Further Reading/Research Articles: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-00171-y?fbclid=IwAR2ZPaq30DTHxRnQGnwdecojN-WiVEOd8btgBOCgXyvX6aCCRxIaOSwej90


For more information about the disruptive nature of microplastics, watch the 6 minute video: 

"Infants should be fed using stainless steel or wooden spoons as opposed to plastic or silicone spoons". 

— Dr. Jane Muncke
     Food Packaging Forum


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