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How Safe are BPA-Free Plastics?

Plastic is everywhere, used for almost everything, and it is affecting your hormones. Chemicals in plastics, even BPA-free varieties, may be doing serious damage. This cannot be overlooked for the sake of convenience. We must do what it takes to address the problem now.

What are the risks to our health?

Plastics contain xenoestrogens. They behave like hormones while disrupting hormonal balance. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is only one of many dangerous xenoestrogens. Effects of theses hormone disruptors include the following health risks:

1) Leaky-gut leading to autoimmune disease.

2) Obesity and metabolic disorders.

3) Disrupted childhood development.

4) Increased male infertility.

5) A rise in childhood asthma.

6) Escalation of certain cancers.

Another major issue is phthalates, which are plastic-softening chemicals. They are often found in children’s items, as well as the soft packaging used for foods. It is wise to reduce exposure to phthalates by eating fresh foods. Still, even farmers use plastics in tubing and collection devices.

Are BPA-free products safer?

No. The push to remove BPA is simply a marketing ploy . Bisphenol-s (BPS) has been used to replace the chemical and is just as detrimental. Both chemicals disrupt estrogen, hindering cell growth patterns and the release of hormones with minimal levels of exposure. 

Who decides what is safe and what isn’t?

Lobbyists and economic priorities seriously hamper the American system determining food and chemical safety. The American Chemical Society (ACS) misleads the general population, insisting that current levels of BPA are safe at the levels we are exposed to.  Their “proof” is founded on studies that are flawed, incomplete, and shortsighted.

How can we keep our bodies toxin free?

If we recognize our power as consumers, perhaps we can drive business toward safer, chemical-free products. Here are a few ways to start:

§  Buy glass lock food storage containers.

§  Use stainless steel water bottles.

§  Feed infant and children with glass bottles and dishes.

It has also been noted that cruciferous vegetables help remove undesirable amounts of estrogen from the body. Increase the intake of broccoli and cabbage for you and your family.

Read the full article here: How “Safe” are BPA-free plastics? | George Mandler LDN LicAc