March 1, 2010
Gill Cox reveals the harmful effects of chemicals in plastics, tests out mouth ulcer treatments and looks at why happiness dulls pain.
The word itself looks like it's almost impossible to say phthalates (it's pronounced fer-thal-ates) - but if you're planning a pregnancy, already expecting, have small children at home or are visited by children regularly, then this chemical - used in soft plastics - is something you should know about.
Two recent high-quality scientific studies delivered identical conclusions:t hese chemicals can stop boys being boys. The Danes were worried about their men's plummeting sperm counts and high testicular cancer rates, so scientists searched for a cause. Who'd have thought rubber clogs would become a main suspect, along with bath mats, shower curtains, soft plastic toys and vinyl flooring - all oozing phthalates.
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Last month we teamed up with our favourite green parenting website GreenKiddie to find testers for our BPA-Free, leak proof, anti-colic bottles! Five mummy bloggers who bottle-feed their babies (either expressing their breastmilk or using formula) were selected and they have now all posted up the reviews on their blogs.
We have been overwhelmed by the positive comments and recommendations and can`t wait to share them all with you. Here`s a snippet from each mum to whet your appetite and you can click on the links beneath to read the whole review:
I also love the sealing disc as I can bring the bottle in my bag with no chance of spills from it as always happened with the old ones!READ MORE >
We are very happy to hear that 5 mums have been chosen from everyone who applied to be testers for BornFree with GreenKiddie. Congratulations ladies, we can`t wait to hear what you and your babies think of our bottles!