To avoid phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA):
- Do not microwave food/beverages in plastic.
- Do not microwave or heat plastic cling wraps.
- Do not place plastics in the dishwasher.
- If using hard polycarbonate plastics (water bottles/baby bottles/sippy cups), do not use for warm/hot liquids.
- Use safe alternatives such as glass or polyethylene plastic.
- Avoid canned foods when possible (BPA may be used in can linings).
- Look for labels on products that say "phthalate-free" or "BPA-free."