FAQ

Why Stainless steel ? Many elements contained in plastic can be dangerous to your baby’s health. Many leading bottle brands include a BPA free alternative and while this is a safer option, it does not address the other toxic and dangerous elements found in plastic. Even BPA-free bottles may STILL leach phthalates and other toxic elements into your baby’s milk, especially when heated, frozen or scratched. Babies and young children are most at risk due to their undeveloped endocrine systems.  Stainless steel is the safe, non leaching, non-toxic and durable answer.

 

What is BPA and what are Phthalates?

Bisphenol A is the most common chemical used in plastic and is the main building block in polycarbonate. It is a powerful endocrine disruptor which can mimic the body’s own hormones to an alarming degree. Many bottle brands misleadingly advertise as being BPA free. To meet European BPA free standards there only needs to be a LOW level of BPA and not a total removal. This is truly an offense on the unwitting consumer. * Please note that there are bottle brands that truly are 100% BPA free.

Babies are most sensitive to Bisephenol-A due to their underdeveloped and very sensitive endocrine systems.  Studies have even linked prenatal exposure to later neurological difficulties such as ADHD, depression and hyperactivity.

Infants and children are believed to have the highest daily intake of BPA due to the use of plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and plates.  Effects on infants and children may  include obesity; early onset of puberty,  inadequate brain development and behavioural issues. Breast tissue development in boys , increased risk of breast cancer in girls, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction  has also been attributed to this nasty chemical.

Starting in 2008, several governments questioned the safety of this compound, prompting worldwide scientific research into the effects of BPA. A 2010 report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised further concerns regarding exposure of foetuses, infants, and young children.[1] In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA a toxic substance.[2][3] In the European Union and Canada, BPA use is banned in baby bottles. South Africa has now followed suit.

Phthalates are chemical plasticizers used to soften plastics that would otherwise be brittle and crack when bent. Because phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they’re added to, they’re continuously released into the air, food or liquid

Studies show that there is potential for phthalates to lower sperm production  and cause anatomical abnormalities related to the male genitalia . There has also been a suggested link between phthalates and asthma,  timing of puberty or the risk for childhood obesity, among others.

 Are there any other hidden dangers in plastic?

There is growing concern regarding the other potentially toxic elements found in plastic.

By nature, plastic DOES leach chemicals and although there is not enough evidence to show that these are harmful to humans, studies are now being conducted to determine their safety.  Remember that 2 years ago BPA was regarded as 100% safe for human consumption.

We believe that Plastic is dangerous to you and your babies health. Our motto is No.More.Plastic!

Are there any hidden dangers in stainless steel?

NO. Stainless steel DOES NOT LEACH and therefore contamination of your baby’s milk or liquid is impossible. We use only the highest grade 18/8 stainless steel in the manufacture of our bottles. Many inexpensive stainless steel bottles are made from either unspecified composition steel or alloys and are not corrosion resistant. Some even contain plastic liners which contain BPA and Pthalates.

The 18/8 stainless steel used in our bottles is 100% non-leaching, plastic-free, lead free and  PVC free.

All our products meet or exceed all relevant FDA requirements, Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines and the European Commission Directive 2002/72/EC. We are more than happy to share our safety test reports with our customers.

 Are there any plastic lining is my Green.Kid bottle?

Absolutely NOT! Some containers sold as stainless steel bottles may contain plastic liners which contain BPA and Phthalates. As this liner comes into direct contact with liquid, this defeats the object of using stainless steel altogether.

The 18/8 stainless steel used in our bottles is 100% non-leaching, plastic-free, lead free and  PVC free.

 

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