Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that prohibits the sale of any baby bottles or cups that contain more than 0.1 parts per billion of bisphenol A (BPA). With the bill scheduled to take effect in July 2013, consumers will slowly start seeing more BPA-free bottles on the market – and not just in the state of California. Connecticut, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota have similar bans in effect.
Why the attack on BPA? Critics have long claimed that the substance – which manufacturers primarily use to make shatterproof plastic – has dangerous effects. BPA acts like estrogen in the body and can negatively impact brain development, especially in infants.
While some studies show that adults can tolerate small traces of BPA, there’s no need to take unnecessary risks. Consumers of all ages can find an array of safe BPA-free bottles to suit their needs.
There is also a wide selection of promotional BPA-free bottles for organizations that choose to distribute drinkware items as gifts and giveaways. From coffee tumblers to traditional water bottles and everything in between, companies can find the perfect promotional BPA-free bottles to show that they care about consumer health.
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