One of the ways you can reduce your infant’s exposure to toxic chemicals is to get a BPA-free straw cup.

One of the cruel ironies of the dangers of plastics in our homes is that it is our babies and infants who are exposed to these toxic chemicals the most.

Young children crawl on vinyl floors, chew on just about anything and spend a lot of time with bottles of some kind in their hands and mouths.

In some parts of the world, in Europe and Canada, it is no longer legal to manufacture or sell baby bottles, sippy cups or straw cups which contain BPA. Not so in the U.S.

If you live in the U.S. you have to do some research and read labels carefully.

But you can get BPA-free straw cups at


It makes sense, because while adults may take a quick sip or swig from a cup or bottle, young children tend to keep the bottles in their mouths for much longer.

Also, because straw cups are washed so frequently, often at high temperatures in the dish washer, BPA is all the more likely to leach out into the next drink you serve in the cup.

After the straw cups, you can then do an inventory of all the other plastics your infant likes to put in his or her mouth, and find BPA-free alternatives.