Polluants éternels (PFAS) chez les bébés : comment les protéger - Élhée

Forever chemicals (PFAS) in babies: how to protect them

Parents are constantly striving to protect their children from threats, visible and invisible. One of the growing concerns in the world of child health is chemicals known as PFAS, often referred to as "forever chemicals " due to their persistence in the environment and in the human body. This article explores the dangers of PFAS for babies and how innovative products, such as Élhée medical silicone baby bottles, offer a safe alternative to keep them away from these risks.

  • What is PFAS?
  • Impact of PFAS on baby health
  • How do they come into contact with babies?
  • The Élhée solution: A PFAS-free medical silicone baby bottle
  • Our advice to protect babies from forever chemicals 

What are PFAS?

PFAS are a group of more than 4,000 chemical compounds used in a multitude of everyday products for their water-repellent and anti-grease properties. They are found in objects as varied as food packaging, clothing, non-stick kitchen utensils, bibs, changing mats, bedding... Unfortunately, their chemical structure not only makes them resistant to water and fat, but also extremely persistent in the environment and in living organisms, hence their nickname.

Impact of PFAS on baby health

Research indicates that exposure to PFAS can be particularly harmful to babies and young children. These substances have been linked to various health problems, such as developmental delays, immune deficiencies, and alterations in thyroid function. Because babies and young children are growing rapidly, they are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of these pollutants.

How do PFAS come into contact with babies?

PFAS can contaminate babies through several routes, but the most direct is through food. Food packaging, certain types of plastic baby bottles in particular, and other products may contain PFAS, which then migrate into food or milk. Additionally, because these compounds are ubiquitous in the environment, they may also be present in drinking water.

Élhée's solution: a PFAS-free medical silicone baby bottle

Faced with these concerns, Élhée has developed an innovative baby bottle in medical grade silicone which represents a significant advance for the food safety of infants. Here is why Élhée baby bottles are an ideal choice for parents concerned about the health of their children:

High quality medical silicone

The silicone used by Élhée is of the LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) type, known for its biocompatibility, hypoallergenicity and non-allergenic properties. This material is specially designed for sensitive medical applications and meets the strict standards of the European Pharmacopoeia and international regulations such as ISO 10993 and USP Class VI.

Absence of harmful pollutants

Élhée baby bottles are free of bisphenol (A, B, C, E, F, S, Z), phthalates, lead, PVC, chlorine and nitrosamines. Most importantly, they contain no PFAS, ensuring that infants are not exposed to any of these perennial pollutants.

Innovative design

The patented design of the Élhée baby bottle guarantees perfect safety between the milk and the plastic elements that make up the bottle thanks to a protective medical silicone collar which eliminates any risk of contamination of babies' milk.

Commitment to Safety

By choosing platinum catalysis rather than peroxide for the manufacture of silicone, Élhée demonstrates a commitment to the purity and safety of the materials used, going beyond regulatory requirements.

 

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Tips for Protecting Babies from PFAS

In addition to using safe bottles like those offered by Élhée, parents can adopt several reflexes to minimize babies' exposure to PFAS:

  • Prefer filtered water : Use water filters certified to remove PFAS.
  • Choose certified PFAS-free products : Check product labels, especially clothing.
  • Opt for second hand: Choose second hand clothes, otherwise wash new clothes before baby wears them.
  • Avoid reheating purees in plastic or non-stick containers : To reheat baby purees, use glass containers.

As concern around PFAS continues to grow, companies like Élhée play a crucial role in developing products that ensure the safety and health of future generations. Choosing a PFAS-free baby bottle, like those from Élhée, is an important step towards a childhood protected from harmful substances.

It is essential to remember that every little step counts and already contributes greatly to a safer environment and the well-being of your child.

 

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