Glass Bottles Breaking Into Baby Market

Fears about toxic plastics are turning back the clock
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2007 3:56 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Glass is the new plastic—for baby bottles, at least. A rash of health warnings about plastic—toxicity reports, cancer risks, even longterm fertility problems—is turning many moms on to the glass bottles their own moms dropped as too breakable. eBay prices are soaring, and bottle distributors struggling to keep up with demand.

Some are ditching bottles altogether, worried about plastic in the nipples, the LA Times reports. "I decided I would rather take my child with me everywhere I went than introduce him to something toxic," says one infant's mother, who works at home as an infotech executive.