In this video, we learn about harmful chemicals, and if plastics become more dangerous over time
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Host: Do plastics become more dangerous overtime? Michael Schade: Yes, as plastics are used, they still can leach chemicals overtime. We conducted a study a couple of months ago called Baby's Toxic Bottle, and we tested baby bottles sold at major retailers across the country. We purchased bottles at Wal-Mart, Target, Toysrus, CVS, Walgreens and other major retailers. Baby bottles manufactured by companies like Playtex and Doctor Browns, Evenflo another major baby bottle company, and what we found is that as baby bottles were not only heated, but as are used overtime, greater levels of Bisphenol A will leach out overtime. So as they are cleaned in a dishwasher or whether they are scrubbed, that will actually precipitate greater leaching of this harmful chemical, out of the baby bottle into the milk and into the baby. So as plastics are used, they can continue to leach chemicals overtime and particularly as they are used greater and greater, elevated levels of these chemicals may leach out, because they are basically becoming looser within the plastic.