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Do plastic baby bottles cause cancer? I heard I should get some special baby bottles but was not sure if that is true or not.
Charles B. Simone, II, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Penn Medicine responds:
There has been some evidence that drinking from bottles with bisphenol A (BPA) can be harmful. This chemical is similar to a female sex hormone. However, a there is no definitive evidence of a cancer risk with drinking from bottles with BPA. More research is needed to determine if there truly is a risk. However, to be safe, consumers may wish to be cautious and look for BPA-free baby bottles. Many plastic baby bottles and sippy cups are labeled BPA free.
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