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EWG's Guide to Infant Formula and Baby Bottles: Take action!

December 5, 2007

Tell Your Formula Company to Remove BPA

Formula Company Contact Info

Click the email address of your formula company below, scroll down to the bottom of the list, and copy and paste the Sample Email (remember to add your name!). Also use the Sample Email for companies with online forms instead of email addresses.

Baby Basics / Bright Beginnings / Parent’s Choice and other store brands (Target, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway)
info@brightbeginnings.com

Earth's Best
consumerrelations@Hain-Celestial.com

Enfamil
EnfamilResourceCenter@Enfamil.com

Isomil (online form only)
http://rpdmail.com/?site=WAC_CU

Nestle Good Start or Mam (online form only)
http://www.verybestbaby.com/Public/ContactUs.aspx

ProSobee
EnfamilResourceCenter@Enfamil.com

Safeway
info@brightbeginnings.com

Similac (online form only)
http://rpdmail.com/?site=WAC_CU

Don't see your generic or store brand? Contact Bright Beginnings, the company that produces many generic and stores brands.
info@brightbeginnings.com

Sample Email

I recently learned that your company uses a hormone-disrupting chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) as a lining for the metal portions of your baby formulas. Environmental Working Group and FDA tests show that the chemical leaches into the formula and could subject babies to harmful exposures. In fact, EWG calculated that 1 in 16 children fed ready-to-eat formula from steel cans would have BPA exposures that exceed doses found harmful in animal studies.

Two separate panels sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have expressed concerns about infant exposure to BPA. The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) concluded that infant exposure could harm brain development and adversely affect behavior. The chairman of the CERHR panel indicted that “it might be a time for application of the precautionary principle” for BPA, suggesting that parents would be wise to avoid infant exposure to the chemical until serious outstanding questions about BPA’s potential harm are sorted out.

The second NIH panel of 38 BPA experts expressed grave concerns that human exposures are at or above the levels that cause harm in animal studies.

As a consumer of your product and concerned parent I want to know if your formula is contaminated with BPA, and at what levels. I urge you to provide consumers with infant formulas that are free of this toxic chemical.

Sincerely,