Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Morish | 2010/04/14

Q.

Heating Baby Bottles

Hi Professor,

I have read that by heating plastic baby bottles, you release a toxin that may cause cancer. I have been heating bottles for 3 years now, only for 30 seconds, in the microwave. Is this a cause for concern?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There has been some concern recently about heating plastics of any kind in microwave ovens. This can possibly release toxic gases and chemicals from plastics. So to be on the safe side this should no longer be done.

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