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 email@example.com
The author declares no conflicts of interest.