Toxic Chemicals and Autism, ADHD: Are They Related?

As you navigate the world of product choices for your family, particularly your little ones, you'll come across terms like “nontoxic,” “BPA-free,” “phthalate-free,” and more. Plastic, a common material in children's products, has a reputation for not being the most ideal. But you might wonder: What's the real risk? What's the danger of these toxic materials to my family, especially my children? Keep reading to discover the potential harm of toxic chemicals and their link to Autism, ADHD, and other health issues, and how you can protect your littlest loved ones.

What Are Toxic Chemicals?

Toxic chemicals have the ability to cause harmful health effects. Believe it or not, many of these chemicals are used in everyday items, even items for children.

Some of the most common toxic chemicals include:

    These toxic chemicals, in particular, can leech into your children’s food and can be found in urine and blood samples. They can cause health risks such as hormone issues, immune system damage, and even cancer.

    These toxic chemicals can also be linked to Autism and ADHD.

    Austism, ADHD, and Toxic Chemicals: What Science Is Saying

    A study revealed there's a difference in how children with autism or ADHD clear the common plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA), compared to neurotypical children. (source:

    BPA is used in a lot of plastics and plastic production processes and can also be found inside food and drink cans. However, previous research has also linked it to health issues involving hormone disruption, including breast cancer and infertility.

    Researchers from Rowan University and Rutgers University in the US examined three groups of children: 66 with autism, 46 with ADHD, and 37 neurotypical kids. They analyzed glucuronidation, a chemical process the body uses to clear out toxins in the blood through urine.

    They found that kids with ASD and ADHD couldn't clear out BPA and another similar compound called Diethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP) with as much efficiency as other kids, potentially leading to longer exposure to their toxic effects.

    Platinum Silicone as an Alternative

    Rather than stressing about whether your child may be exposed to these toxic chemicals, it’s easy to find products for them that pass the test and are free of harmful toxins. At Innobaby, all of our products are nontoxic and free of harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalates, and lead.

    Instead, we make our products with the highest quality materials, including platinum silicone. Not all silicone is created equal, and platinum silicone is the king of all nontoxic materials!

    What is Platinum Silicone?

    Silicone is naturally completely toxin-free.

    It is made up of four simple ingredients:

    They are all naturally occurring.

    Platinum silicone is the ideal material for manufacturing molds or products that come into contact with food because it is the only type of silicone that uses platinum as a catalyzer. As you know, platinum is a naturally occurring precious metal. It increases the quality and makes it the ideal material for baby bottle nipples, surgery materials, and Innobaby products!

    Most other types of silicone, including food-grade silicone, use peroxide as a catalyzer instead of platinum. While food-grade silicone is still perfectly safe for your food, platinum silicone takes it to the next level to ensure that your family is using the best possible quality products when handling your food.

    Innobaby FlexBox

    We are proud to offer platinum silicone as the material made in our unique and innovative FlexBox lunchbox!

    It is truly a lunchbox that you do not need to worry about for many reasons. It’s easy to use for both kids and parents, easy to clean, and completely free of harmful chemicals. Not only is it free of toxins, it is made of the best possible material available for handling food, because Innobaby wants the best for your kids!

    We have designed this lunchbox to be the best, safest option for kids and families. It is:

    • Perfectly leak-proof without a rubber seal
    • Made of platinum silicone, which doesn’t harbor odors or mildew
    • Dishwasher-safe, oven-safe, freezer-safe, and microwave-safe
    • Can boil for a sanitizing deep clean

    Platinum silicone has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures. Just pop out the inner FlexTray to cook your kiddo’s meal in the oven or microwave, put it back inside the FlexBox, and send them on their way!

    Aside from being made of platinum silicone, one of the best features for parents on this lunchbox is that it is perfectly leakproof without the need for a rubber seal. Say goodbye to those nasty, moldy, cross rubber gaskets and make your life easier!

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    April 11, 2024

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