Harmful Chemical BPA Found in Children’s Food Packaging – Aussie Mum Produces BPA Free Safe Container for Breast Milk and Baby Purees
MELBOURNE, Australia March, 2012 – A recent report released by the Breast Cancer Fund which is set to shock mums who seek BPA Free products for their children, revealed the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in popular canned foods consumed by children*. According to the report*, the estrogenic chemical, linked to breast cancer, was found in six different canned foods marketed to and consumed by kids. www.qubies.com.au
A common component of polycarbonate plastic used to make food containers, microwave ovenware, kitchen utensils and some baby bottles, BPA is also used in the epoxy-resin linings of tin cans to form a barrier between the metal of the can and the food it contains and to help prevent bacterial contamination^. However, the toxic chemical can leach from the resin and make its way into food. Regular consumption of food contaminated with BPA could result in a number of illnesses including breast and prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, type-2 diabetes, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder^.
Alexandra Wardle, Creator and Company Director of Qubies and a mum herself, understands the harmful effects this and other chemicals cause and was determined not to take the risk of harming her baby or other babies. Alex made sure her unique upside-down ice cube tray, used to store breast milk and baby food in perfect 30ml cubes, was BPA Free and health-friendly. www.qubies.com.au
Alexandra said, “Originally the base of a Qubies was made from a material called polycarbonate. This material is hardened using a product called BPA which some believe could be toxic especially to babies. After finding out about the health risks linked to this chemical, I immediately researched new materials and changed the base of Qubies at the beginning of 2010 to a new non-toxic material so that I could not only protect my child and other parents’ children from this potentially harmful chemical, but it also allowed me to sleep better at night, knowing that our product was not introducing any BPA into children’s diets.”
Because Qubies is BPA-free, mums know that the food they prepare for their children will always be delicious, healthy and safe. Currently there is absolutely no other product on the market that can compete with Qubies in terms of design and practicality. Many Australian mums have found creative ways to use Qubies as their children grow, for more information please visit www.qubies.com.au.
- Contact Information
- Alexandra Wardle
- Creator and Company Director
- (61) 0439 847 239
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