GreenSpace: Lowering BPA Exposure

Some studies suggest that infants and children may be the most vulnerable to the effects of bisphenol A. The National Institute of Environmental Health Studies offers these tips for reducing exposure:

Don't microwave food in polycarbonate plastic containers (typically marked with recycle

code 7).

Reduce use of canned foods.

Opt for glass, porcelain, or stainless steel containers, particularly for hot foods or liquids.

Use baby bottles that do not contain BPA. (The Food and Drug Administration banned its use in baby bottles in 2012, and manufacturers had stopped using it before that, but some people may still have older bottles.)