Advice For Physicians
For patients wanting advice as to how to reduce exposure, the following may be suggested (particularly for women of child-bearing age and young parents):
Consider using glass bottles instead of plastic bottles;
Reduce the use of canned foods;
Avoid using any plastic products in the microwave oven or dishwasher because heating can increase the amount of the chemical leached from the container;
Avoid placing liquids with high acid content in plastic containers; and
When purchasing products, look for the triangular symbol with a number in the middle of it. The numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 indicate plastics that do not have either phthalates or BPA.