Choose powdered formula when possible. Avoid liquid formula when you can because the cans are typically lined with BPA (bisphenol-A), a hormone-disrupting chemical. If you do need to use liquid formula, choose brands packaged in BPA-free plastic containers.
See our tips on choosing safer baby bottles here.
Fruits and vegetables
Choose organic as often as you can, especially for these types that typically contain the highest levels of pesticide residues: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, grapes (imported), spinach, lettuce, and potatoes. Consider organic options for prepared items like fruit juices, apple sauce, and frozen fruits and vegetables too.
For more information on pesticides in produce, including a handy shopping guide, see:Environmental Working Group: Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.