More Bad News about BPAPosted May 5, 2011 | Promotional Products
BPA Exposure May Be Linked to Childhood Asthma
Time released an article reporting new findings on the dangers of BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical used in certain plastics. A recent study has found that women exposed to elevated levels of BPA (Bisphenol A) during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to children who exhibit symptoms of childhood asthma.
This mirrors a study from 2010 where female mice were exposed to elevated levels of BPA during gestation and gave birth to pups with serious breathing problems. Other research suggests that a single exposure to BPA can affect up to 3 generations of lab animals.
While representatives from the plastics industry have repeatedly pointed out that no study has conclusively found a direct association between BPA and the myriad health problems with which it has become associated—problems such as diabetes, obesity, and endochrine disruption—evidence is starting to mount against the chemical. If you’re interested in reading more about the dangers of plastic, be sure to review this Time special report or consider picking up Susan Freinkel’s fascinating book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story.
Currently, only a few states have legislation banning BPA, and most laws on the books in those states cover baby bottles, sippy cups, and other drinkware geared specifically toward children. Furthermore, both Canada and the European Union have officially outlawed the use of BPA in children’s drinkware. Whether the chemical will be outlawed in the United States on a federal level remains to be seen, but the fact remains that the correlation between BPA and an ever-growing list of health problems means people should think twice about buying products containing the chemical.
BPA-Free Promotional Products
InkHead offers several items made from BPA-free plastic, so you can be sure that your marketing campaign will not cause later health problems for your recipients.
As you peruse the InkHead catalog, you will notice that we have a good number of BPA-Free Water Bottles to choose from, including item #15750, the 32 oz. HydroClean Sports Bottle, a 32 oz. translucent sports bottle with a unique textured base for added grip and a coordinating push-and-pull top, which will prevent water from spilling out.
In addition to custom water bottles made from BPA free plastic, InkHead’s catalog also includes drinking cups made from BPA-free plastic, such as item #21172, the 16 oz Classic Stadium Cup, which is made from BPA-free, biodegradable plastic! Not only will you keep your recipients safe from the dangers of BPA, you will also be protecting the environment!
While the majority of BPA-free plastic drinkware pieces are water bottles and plastic cups, we do carry some BPA-free coffee tumblers and beverage glasses, so be sure to review our complete selection of BPA-free plastic drinkware if the products featured in this post don’t strike your fancy.
If you cannot find an item that fits your budget, please give us a call at 800-554-0127 between 9 AM and 8 PM ET Monday through Friday. One of our Promotions Specialists can assist you in locating a suitable item for your promotion.
The Bottom Line
Bisphenol A or BPA, a material found in some plastics, has come under fire in recent years for its correlation with several health disorders, such as obesity and diabetes. While the plastics industry has pointed out that those links are still up for debate, it appears that the evidence against BPA is starting to mount. Avoid these problems by ordering products made from BPA-free plastic. InkHead has a wide selection of BPA-Free Water Bottles as well as BPA-Free Plastic Cups to choose from.