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Woo!!! Ramai tul bagi feedback dengan aku pasal last entry semalam. Ramai yang direct terus call and email pun ade nak tahu lebih lanjut pasal pengharaman botol BPA nie..Tapi komen kat sini takde plak kan? Heran seketika..hehe...Dah terase macam kaunter pertanyaan pun ade dah aku nie..hehehe..But its ok. Sharing is caring. Untuk menambahkan lagi pengetahuan semua ibu bapa, aku share some info lagi bagi pengguna botol Phillip Avent sebab semalam aku wat statement aku adalah pengguna botol ini.
Majoriti parents yang tanye pada aku, ialah pengguna botol jenis ini. Ramai yang tanye macam mane aku tahu botol jenama Avent bebas dari BPA. Sebab ramai tak nampak label bawah botol dan ade mase beli botol susu nie pun tak bace properly label produk nie.. Ok, let me share something..The info was taken at webpage Phillip Avent.
1. What is Bisphenol A (BPA)?
BPA is a chemical used primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastic has been used for baby bottles (as well as water bottles, medical devices, sports equipment, etc.) because it is less likely to crack or shatter, which can lead to injuries.
2. Why do some scientists think that BPA used in bottles is dangerous?
Some scientists are worried that BPA can leach from the plastic into liquid held in the baby bottle, especially when bottles are heated to extreme temperatures, and that the chemical may affect the body, particularly in young children. It’s important to note that to-date there have been no definitive studies on the effects of BPA on humans, and the evidence available today is based mainly on the study of laboratory animals such as mice.
3. Do Philips AVENT baby bottles include BPA?
We only sell feeding solutions made with BPA-free materials in North America. This includes all of our reusable baby bottles, pacifiers and breast pumps.
4. How will I know if a product is BPA free?
The packaging of products which do not contain BPA is clearly labeled ‘BPA-free’.
5. Have you recalled bottles that contain BPA?
No. We have confidence in our full range of bottles, which meet or exceed the standards set by regulatory bodies in every country that we operate in.
6. Does Philips AVENT agree with the advice not to put boiling water in bottles that include BPA?
If parents are concerned we suggest they boil water in their kettle and allow it to cool in the kettle for a time before pouring it directly into a sterilized bottle and using it to make a feed.
7. Are steam sterilizers safe to use?
Again, we can only speak for our steam sterilizer which passes all relevant global safety standards for electrical products. It does not contain BPA as it is made from polypropylene.
8. What number are Philips AVENT bottles?
I’ve heard that #7 are should be avoided. The number 7 that many people refer to often appears as follows:
It does NOT indicate whether an item contains BPA. It is a globally used labeling scheme that tells people the type of plastic and how / if it can be recycled. The number 7 is used for several plastics, including those that contain BPA as well as those that DO NOT CONTAIN BPA. Simply looking for recycling code 7 will not determine whether it contains BPA. To help parents, Philips AVENT clearly labels the packaging of BPA-free products as BPA-free.
9. Why does no number appear on the Philips AVENT bottle?
These symbols were created to identify plastics for recycling purposes. To help parents, Philips AVENT clearly labels the packaging of BPA-free products as BPA-free.
10. Does Philips AVENT agree with the advice not to use scratched or damaged bottles?
Yes. This is already indicated in our directions for use where it states: Excessive concentrations of detergents may eventually cause plastic components to crack. Should this occur, replace immediately. We recommend this course of action not because the bottles contain BPA but because cracked bottles are more challenging to clean and can be dangerous as liquid may leak out from the bottle and can result in injury to the infant.
Links to more information on BPA
11. What are Philips AVENT’s BPA-free bottles made from?
• Poylethersulphone – commonly called PES. A BPA-free plastic with a honey color.
• Polypropylene – commonly called PP. A BPA-free plastic with a slightly milky hue.
12. What steps does Philips AVENT take today to recycle its polycarbonate baby bottles that contain the chemical BPA?
Philips AVENT polycarbonate baby bottles are recycled through local recycling channels that are in place through local government and/or environmental authorities in each country.
Hopefully info ini dapat beri sedikit sebanyak maklumat kepada semua. Anyway, thanks for reading guys!