Plastic glasses and dishes made from acrylic, polypropylene, melamine and a durable acrylic blend called SAN, have been available for decades and all are BPA-free
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2008
Family-focused online retailer, KidSmartLiving.com, recently launched Quick Links to BPA-Free Products to aid parents searching for BPA-free drinkware and dinnerware.
The company specializes in durable, dishwasher-safe plastic tableware, and offers the largest selection of plastic glasses, stemware and dishes available online -- including many styles which are, and have always been, BPA-free.
"Plastic glasses and dishes made from acrylic, polypropylene, melamine and a durable acrylic blend called SAN, have been available for decades and all are BPA-free," says Krista Fabregas, KidSmartLiving.com's founder. "Parents wishing to avoid BPA should seek products made from one of these plastics instead of goods made from a plastic called polycarbonate."
Polycarbonate, a virtually unbreakable plastic that's been in use for more than 50 years, is the only tableware plastic that uses bisphenol A (BPA) in its production. While some groups question BPA's safety in certain applications, polycarbonate remains a food-approved plastic by federal and independent authorities.
"Whether shoppers are specifically seeking or trying to avoid polycarbonate items, our goal is to make it easy to find just what they're looking for," says Fabregas. "That's why we offer a variety of plastic tableware lines and include plastic types in all product descriptions."
Along with its BPA-free tableware styles, KidSmartLiving.com carries lines made from polycarbonate -- but does not list them in its Quick Links to BPA-Free Products.
KidSmartLiving.com was founded in 1999 to help parents create safe, easy-care family homes with style. Find more family-friendly home decorating and living ideas, projects and products at http://www.kidsmartliving.com and blog.kidsmartliving.net.