Thursday, September 6, 2007

Exposure




Theme Thursday brings us to a conversation about exposure. There are so many fun ways to interpret this one, and I decided to go with practical and maybe even a little depressing. It's on my mind, though: Expsoure to BPA in all of Eli's plastic sippy cups. Some of my favorites stopped to pose for that photo on their way to the recycling bin.

I try not to be an alarmist about things like this but I think I've become hyper-sensitive, with all the lead paint recalls, etc. And I realized... some days his milk, juice or water sits in the same cup for 12 hours. If there's the potential for leaching, it's likely going on in our house, especially because I have been known to spend 15 minutes rearranging the dishwasher just to get an extra dish in there. So yeah, those cups are getting washed in there.

So today I gathered up all his pretty translucent cups (which I love, by the way - I have a thing for pretty plastic items) and I spent a good amount of time researching and ordering alternatives. I found one blog with a particularly useful review and ultimately got him one of these:



and one of these:


Hopefully, that will be the end of his exposure to bad, bad things. Until the next recall, anyway.

4 comments:

Arizaphale said...

Another really cool picture and a great take on 'exposure'.

Anna said...

Love the take on exposure, we also have dumped the sippys for Sigg bottles, I'll post about those soon to share the link.

Thanks for the info and the links!

I know you can hear me... said...

I love the way you did exposure too -- and thanks for the info; apparently I have lived under a rock and hadn't heard about that. But now I'm going to have to do something about those cups too (sniff sniff)

modmom said...

clever