The toxins in our environment are much more dangerous for babies and children than for adults. Because they're still growing, kids are at the greatest risk of developing diseases and illnesses caused by exposure to toxins such as bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, lead and other chemicals.
At Klean Kanteen® we created the first stainless steel bottle designed for personal use because we were worried by early studies linking plastic use to a long list of illnesses. We wanted to give consumers a safe, healthy alternative. We're excited to partner with Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization committed to protecting our nation's children. Healthy Child Healthy World is the nonprofit leader in educating the public about preventing children's exposure to harmful chemicals, something we wholeheartedly support.
"Over the years, we've been very impressed with the work of Healthy Child Healthy World to protect kids," said Jeff Cresswell, co-owner of Klean Kanteen®. "Through this partnership, we hope to reach out to a much wider segment of the population and help more parents create healthier, safer environments for their children."
Many household products, including thousands of products for babies and toddlers, are made with types of plastic that have been shown to leach BPA into food and drinks. Numerous scientific studies indicate that BPA has the potential to act as an endocrine-disrupter when ingested, and that children are the most susceptible. BPA exposure has been linked to dysfunction in the brain, behavior, and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children at current human exposure levels.
Because babies and toddlers are even more vulnerable to environmental toxins than adults, we're committed to providing safe choices for parents. We offer a wide range of stainless steel Kid Kanteens®, including our 5oz/9oz Baby Bottles, a healthy, toxin-free, alternative to plastic. As babies grow, our 12oz Sippy is a great next step, and it was the first BPA-free metal sippy on the market. And when it's time to drink more like a grown-up, our 12oz Sport Bottle features a durable, BPA-Free silicone spout that's safe for new teeth. Klean Kanteen® has loads of safe, healthy, stainless steel bottle choices for kids and adults, check out our full product line for more details.
Learn more about BPA and protecting yourself and your children from environmental toxins at www.healthychild.org.