Baby Bottles Release Substantial Bits of Plastic During Formula Prep

Baby Bottles Release Substantial Bits of Plastic During Formula Prep

New findings published in the journal Nature Food show that baby bottles made from polypropylene release high levels of microplastics (MPs)—very small plastic pieces—during meal preparation, according to a news release by Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. For their study, researchers checked the release of microplastics from plastic baby bottles when formula was prepared using international guidelines. Findings showed that plastic baby bottles release up to 16 million MPs and trillions of smaller nanoplastics per liter. Furthermore, sterilization and high water temperature increased microplastic release from 0.6 million to 55 million particles per liter. In addition, they offered general precautions, such as not reheating formula in plastic containers or microwave ovens, not shaking bottles of formula and not cleaning bottles in ultrasound devices.

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