Just when I've banished every last bit of BPA-containing plastic from our home because of the chemicals it seeps into our food and drink, it seems all the replacements are bad too. That's right, a new study says all those BPA-free products I thought I was so healthy buying are still leaking chemicals that act like estrogen. In fact, they may even leak more chemicals than the regular plastic products that contain BPA, the ones I just threw out!
The good news is no one knows if these chemicals are harmful. The bad news as a mom to a toddler is that they could be, and from snack containers to bento boxes to sippy cups, my kids are consuming out of plastic regularly. With BPA-free products, I thought we were okay, but now we're right back where we started when I first became petrified of plastic.