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Baby Bottles and Bisphenol A (BPA)

Still a Parental Concern

Beal, Judy A., DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 6 - p 349
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000477
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Debate over glass versus plastic bottles continues based on review of popular parent websites. A major concern is possible exposure of babies and children to harmful chemicals potentially found in plastic bottles. While there has been no definitive evidence of harm to humans, animal studies suggest potential for adverse outcomes. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, explains the current controversy and offers suggestions for advice for parents.

Judy A. Beal is Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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