Baby teethers soothe, but many contain low levels of BPA

Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The US and other governments have banned or restricted some of these compounds’ use in certain products for babies and kids. But the compounds’ presence in and leaching from teethers hasn’t been thoroughly investigated. Now a study reports that all tested plastic teethers contained BPA and other endocrine-disruptors that leached at low levels….

Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The US and other governments have banned or restricted some of these compounds’ use in certain products for babies and kids. But the compounds’ presence in and leaching from teethers hasn’t been thoroughly investigated. Now a study reports that all tested plastic teethers contained BPA and other endocrine-disruptors that leached at low levels….