Only 5 Dietary Supplements Proven by FDA to Prevent or Treat Disease

The Reason Supplements Must Include This Disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” You’re in the pharmacy, the health-food shop, or the grocery store and you approach the aisles containing vitamin-minerals and various remedies. Have you […]

40 Children’s Pain, Cold, and Allergy Meds Recalled

Throw Out Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl A voluntary recall has been issued for more than 40 over-the-counter drugs for children, including Tylenol and Motrin, because they don’t meet quality standards. “This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events,” McNeil Consumer Healthcare said in a statement Friday. “However, as a […]

12 BPA-FREE BABY BOTTLES

Which Baby Bottles are Safe for Nannies and Au Pairs to Use With Infants?  On January 15, 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that bisphenol-A (BPA) does affect human development and they are working to take the chemical out of infant formula cans and baby bottles. Meanwhile, Canada has banned all plastics […]

Reducing BPA Exposure to Children for Nannies and Au Pairs

Friday we asked if nannies should throw out plastics containing BPA. Yesterday we recommended two books by Alan Greene, an advocate for reducing exposure to BPA. Today we post an article by the author about reducing BPA exposure. Reducing BPA Exposure: The FDA Finally Concerned By Alan Greene What should parents [and caregivers] do now? […]

Should Nannies and Au Pairs Throw Out Plastic Baby Bottles?

FDA Issues Warning About BPA Exposure It is all over the media that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Americans should avoid plastics with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The Canadian government is banning all baby bottles made with BPA. Wal-Mart and other stores are starting to pull BPA bottles off their shelves. […]