Study links BPA to childhood obesity: Is it in fleece/polyester diapers?! [VEDS #20]





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Published on Sep 20, 2012

You don't have to be a parent or child caregiver to appreciate the information in this video. After an annoying rash popped up on my baby's bottom due to some new diapers, I discovered the possibility that the material may be made from recycled plastic bottles. What do we know about plastic bottles? They're usually hardened with Bisphenol-A (BPA).

Incidentally, while I was making this video, a new study was released by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) linking BPA and childhood obesity: http://bit.ly/NzVTH1. Access to the study is limited to subscribers but the page provides a good summary. A medical article can also be found here: http://1.usa.gov/P1K0qA.

Apple Cheeks did respond to my query. You can find their answer here: http://youtu.be/b-_-xJRlXXY. I'm still waiting on Econobaum and bumGenius but I will update you guys about what they have to say. I hope these are made with "virgin" polyester and are completely BPA free. I will feel better then.

These are the companies I contacted and the products I am inquiring about:

Apple Cheeks 2-Size Diaper Cover: http://amzn.to/POHhnh
Apple Cheeks One-Size Microterry Insert: http://amzn.to/RyXOxM
Econobaum Diaper Covers: http://amzn.to/V8d2bn
bumGenius 4.0 Diaper Cover: http://amzn.to/POHsz0
bumGenius Flip DIaper Cover: http://amzn.to/POHqac
bumGenius Polyester Doublers: http://amzn.to/OGSKX7

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