Dr. on Today Show Warns About Plastic Baby Bottles

Published: 18 September 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

NBC Today Show Date September 18, 2006 Time 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

(Interview Transcript) ANN CURRY, co-anchor:

CURRY: The classic teething ring could be a problem?

Dr. PERLMUTTER: Can be. These plastic rings—

CURRY: Why? How do you know?

Dr. PERLMUTTER: Well, many…

CURRY: That’s scary.

Dr. PERLMUTTER: …of these rings actually have chemicals in them, they have PVCs and some of them have phthalates that are…

CURRY: Oh, my goodness.

Dr. PERLMUTTER: …brain damaging.

CURRY: Oh, my gosh, OK. And then also, plastic bottles, and we all use these things.

Dr. PERLMUTTER: Very good point. We do use plastic bottles, but the key here is not to choose clear plastic bottles. If you’re going to choose a plastic bottle, choose either one that’s opaque. A better choice is glass.

CURRY: Boy, that’s—boy, that’s news that I think most of us hadn’t heard.

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