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Baby chooses cutlery




Baby chooses cutlery

From March 1st, the EU banned the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in infant and baby bottles. According to media reports,

From March 1st, the EU banned the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in infant and baby bottles. According to media reports, the Ministry of Health has recently begun to seek advice on the use of bisphenol A in packaging materials that come into contact with infant foods. For a time, the clumsy glass bottle became a hot item. Experts pointed out that while mothers are guarding against bisphenol A bottles, don't forget to pay attention to other plastic tableware for children. At present, plastic tableware for infants and children on the market is also the hardest hit area for bisphenol A.


Glass bottle best seller


Regarding the ban, the EU's reason is that bisphenol A bottles can induce precocious puberty in infants. In this regard, Dong Jinshi, executive vice president and secretary general of the International Food Packaging Association, said that bisphenol A is one of the most widely used industrial compounds in the world, producing 27 million tons of plastic containing bisphenol A every year. In fact, it is not only easy to contain bisphenol A in baby bottles, but also in many plastic products.


According to Dong Jinshi, the addition of bisphenol A to the manufacture of plastic products can make it colorless, transparent, durable, lightweight, and impact resistant. In addition to the bottle, this substance is basically present in such things as mineral water bottles, space cups, plastic tableware, and food packaging. At present, there is no relevant mandatory requirement in China for baby products to be clearly marked with bisphenol A. Parents are advised to buy glass bottles.


On March 10th, the reporter saw on Taobao that the top ten bottles in sales were basically made of glass. Many sellers also emphasized that they did not contain bisphenol A when selling bottles. However, for other plastic children's tableware, such as cups, small bowls, cutlery, etc., there is little emphasis on the absence of bisphenol A.


Discerning numbers


Dong Jinshi said that as long as it is a plastic product, there is a possibility of the presence of bisphenol A. Because children's resistance is weak, the utensils used need to be cooked and disinfected frequently. At high temperatures, the precipitation of bisphenol A will be more, so parents should pay attention to careful observation when choosing daily necessities for their children.


Dong Jinshi introduced that the addition of bisphenol A to plastic products is to make the plastic more transparent, bright and resistant. Therefore, when selecting a product, it is necessary to pay attention to products that are too transparent and bright.


In addition, to identify whether the plastic products contain bisphenol A, can also be identified by the bottom triangle recycling mark of plastic products, pay attention to the number in the triangle, choose 1 (PET, polyethylene terephthalate), 2 (HDPE , high density polyethylene), 4 (LDPE, polyethylene), 5 (PP, polypropylene) plastic products are safer. Among them, PC plastic products code 7 are more dangerous.


Clean and anti-virus


Dong Jinshi introduced that the higher the temperature of bisphenol A remaining in PC, the more release and the faster the speed. Therefore, hot water should not be used in PC water bottles to avoid increasing the rate and concentration of bisphenol A release.


Dong Jinshi said that if parents have purchased plastic items numbered 7 for their children or themselves, they can use baking soda powder and warm water before the first use, and naturally dry at room temperature. Because bisphenol A will release more during the first use and long-term use. Do not heat it after use, do not use a dishwasher, dishwasher to clean, do not direct in the sun.


In addition, Dong Jinshi emphasized that if there is any damage or breakage in the container, it is recommended to stop using it because the surface of the plastic product has fine pits and it is easy to hide bacteria. Be sure to avoid repeated use of aging plastic appliances.


Our reporter Zhu Ruijuan


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Read the chemical name to help you choose the bottle


1.PP (polypropylene), the cheapest price, the shortest life, the longest long-term high temperature resistance, and easy to oxidize, corrosion resistance is not good.


2. PC (polycarbonate), the price is cheap, but due to the presence of bisphenol A, European and American countries have begun to ban the use of this material for bottles.


3. PPSU (polyphenyl sulfone) and PESU (polyether sulfone) belong to a class of polysulfones, high-performance special engineering plastics, the most expensive. These two plastic bottles have always occupied the high-end market for bottles. High temperature resistance, hydrolysis resistance, especially PPSU resistance