stainless steel is:
It’s by no accident that safety is our first concern at organicKidz™. Everything we do starts with the health and safety of children. Our stainless steel bottle line reflects that commitment. Stainless steel is an inert metal with NO POSSIBILITY of carcinogenic chemicals leaching even in extreme heat conditions.
Bisphenol A or BPA is a compound used in many polymer based plastics like Polycarbonate Plastic (Shatter-proof clear plastic). BPA both strengthens and makes plastics more flexible. Plastics without BPA can be more fragile. In the body, BPA acts as an estrogen receptor antagonist and has been linked to cancer, fertility issues, attention difficulties and cardiac problems.
Many studies have indicated that there are concerns about BPA’s effects on infant and fetal development.
PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride is used to make vinyl polymers and is used to soften plastics, and increase flexibility. It is commonly used in a variety of plastic products. It is considered to be a carcinogen and can leach Lead and Phthalates.
Phthalates are used to make plastic more flexible, durable and longer lasting. Phthalates are easily released as plastic ages. They have been linked to Asthma, Metabolic Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder and interfere in hormone production.
Nitrosamine is a chemical that is used in the manufacture of a variety of products including latex and rubber products, cosmetics and pesticides. It has been potentially linked to liver and gastric cancers.
At organicKidz™, we don’t just rely on factory testing, we go above and beyond making a conscious choice to test all our products at an independently certified facility. With awareness of new chemicals springing up every day, we strive to be an industry leader in providing the safest products for you and your family.
It’s no secret that plastic has a propensity to leach chemicals. Today, many baby bottle brands have removed BPA, PVC and Phthalates from their manufacturing process. However, little testing has been done on the chemicals they have substituted. Early studies indicate that BPS, another member of the bisphenol family and a common substitute for BPA, may be worse for children than the chemical it replaced.
But the safety benefits of stainless steel over plastic and glass go beyond the chemical make-up and into very real and practical applications, as well. Unlike glass and plastic, stainless steel does not mask the temperature of the liquid it contains. Glass and plastic have innate insulating qualities that can make it difficult to gauge the actual temperature of the contents of the bottle. With stainless steel what you feel is what you get.