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Monday, February 24 2020

Are you really BPA free?

It’s been five years since the FDA banned the sale of baby bottles containing BPA, a chemical that mimics estrogen, and hence populate a category of toxins broadly called endocrine disruptors.  Since then, bottles, food containers and products labeled BPA free have been popping up all over store shelves.  However, new research is revealing that the compound which replaced BPA could be just as dangerous.

 

What is BPA?

BPA (bisphenol-A) is a carbon-based synthetic hardening agent that is added to many commercial products including:

 

Clear polycarbonate plastics

Carbonless credit card paper receipts

Computer and cell phone casings

Cell phone covers

Water and beverage bottles, plastic dinnerware

Food containers

Hygiene products

Epoxy resins inside cans

Paper Currency

Dental Sealants

PVC water lines

 

What the research says

Studies from Japan found that women with recurrent miscarriages had about three times as much BPA in their blood as women with successful pregnancies.  Another study from Vincent Memorial Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital found that women undergoing fertility treatments who had higher concentrations of BPA in their urine, produced fewer eggs and reduced a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant.  In men, it lowers production of testosterone.  In 2003 to 2004 the CDC (Center for Disease Control) measured BPA in the urine of 2,517 participants...

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