Local Mum Fights Against Plastics for Children

Fighting against plastics for children, an Australian mum starts a new trend of healthy alternatives for BPA-containing water bottles and lunchboxes. Receive the Special Report on BPA safety by joining her mailing list.
Jan. 4, 2009 - PRLog -- Cherrybrook Australia. When Pei-Shan Wu first heard about the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) leaching out of her children’s water bottles and baby bottles, she felt the pain that her children and other children would feel when their lives were later ruined by health problems.

“Every time my children drank beverages from a bottle with the number 7 on the bottom, each sip contained BPA and other harmful chemicals. Each sip meant early death from diseases that could have been prevented,” she said.

The Environmental Working Group, National Geographic Magazine and other prestigious organizations have reported that over 100 studies worldwide prove that BPA is linked to prostate cancer, breast cancer, reproductive disorders, polycystic ovary disease, diabetes, and obesity. The more Wu read, the more she realized time is critical. One dose of BPA can be enough to create permanent damage of the reproductive system.

Using expert guidelines, Wu discovered that the two safest alternatives are glass and stainless steel. Glass bottles could shatter; stainless steel was safe and non-destructible.

Parents can replace toxic bottles with a 18.5 cm tall Funtainer water bottle and keeps 355 ml fluid cold for 12 hours through a vacuum insulation between two stainless steel walls. It has a hygienic push button lid with a pop up food-grade silicone straw.  The Funtainer is designed for children 3 years and up. Wu also stocks stainless steel sippy cups, lunch boxes, and food jars, all BPA-free. Concerned parents can visit her website, http://www.ashnjuls.com.au

Below are 7 Guidelines for Parents to Eliminate BPA:
1.   The top choices for water bottle substitution are glass or stainless steel - BPA free. See website, http://www.ashjuls.com.au for more info.
2.   Avoid using canned foods for baby foods.
3.   Discard plastic containers marked with the number “7” in the triangle on the bottom.
4.   Buy baby toys that are labeled BPA and PVC- free. Teethers, dolls and other bath books may be made from PVC. Don’t let children put toys in their mouth.
5.   Do not allow dentists to put sealants on your children’s teeth.
6.   Replace kids’ plastic lunchboxes with stainless steel ones. Include stainless steel cutlery.
7.   Call manufacturers to find out whether products contain bisphenol A or phthalates.

Additional guidelines for parents can be found in the Special Report on Bisphenol A, written by Dr Donna Schwontkowski. Parents can obtain this report for free by joining the mailing list at http://www.ashnjuls.com.au.

Pei-Shan Wu is available for media contact and can be reached at Phone: 1300 799 031 or through her email info@ashnjuls.com.au. (BPA report from National Toxicology Program and the Special report on BPA  is available via email.)

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Ash N Juls is created by a mum who is concerned about the health impact that toxic plastic water bottles and containers have on her children. She offers stainless steel and glass products to help families reduce their daily exposure to toxic plastics.

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