SOURCE: Lansinoh Laboratories

Lansinoh Laboratories

January 15, 2015 16:20 ET

New Research Raises Concerns About Using Bisphenol-S (BPS) as Replacement for Bisphenol-A (BPA)

Lansinoh Products -- Including Breast Pumps, Bottles, and Breastfeeding Accessories -- Are BPA and BPS-Free

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - January 15, 2015) - Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in breastfeeding accessories, wants to assure its customers that its products are BPS-free, in addition to being BPA-free.

The chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is widely known to be a hormone disrupter. Acting like an estrogen imposter, BPA has been linked to cancer, type 2 diabetes, depression, heart disease, and a number of other ailments. BPA can be especially dangerous in pregnancy, infancy, and childhood -- so much so that many governments around the world have banned BPA in the production of baby bottles (as well as other products).

The chemical bisphenol-S (BPS) is used as a plasticizer by some manufacturers and, in many cases, has been used to replace BPA. BPS is also a hormone disrupter, but is currently allowed for the production of baby bottles and similar products. On Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 a University of Calgary study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with further information about BPS risks.

Lansinoh® has taken proactive efforts to ensure that all its products that may come in contact with breastmilk are BPA and BPS-free. This includes Lansinoh's bottles, breast pumps, breastmilk storage bags, other breastfeeding accessories, and the mOmma® toddler line.

Lansinoh currently includes an icon on packaging that identifies products as BPA-free, and has initiated the process of updating to a BPA/BPS-free icon. Consumers can also see these icons on Lansinoh's two newest products: Breastfeeding Starter Set and Breastmilk Storage & Feeding Starter Set. Current products with the BPA-free logo are, in fact, free of both BPA and BPS.

Lansinoh is committed to providing breastfeeding solutions so every mom can breastfeed for as long as she chooses. Moms who use Lansinoh should feel comfortable knowing they're using safe and effective products, whatever their breastfeeding needs may be.

ABOUT LANSINOH LABORATORIES INC.
Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has been committed to helping moms succeed in breastfeeding for over 30 years. Famous for its award-winning cornerstone product, HPA® Lanolin, today Lansinoh is a leader in breastfeeding accessories and available in nearly 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.lansinoh.com, or connect with LansinohUSA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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