Friday

Bisphenol A, poisoning





We should be more educated on the prevention rather than the cure

Lets take a brief look at some unknown facts of things we take for granted and never question.

When was the last time you took a drink out of a plastic bottle ? Or a plastic cup ? What about a meal out of a plastic tray ? 

You probably never gave any of the following a second thought, never understood the poisons you are putting into your system even unwittingly poisoning your children, when you have read this I hope you stop and take a moment to think twice.

Bisphenol A,   is a carbon-based synthetic compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)belonging to the group of diphenylmethane derivatives and bisphenols, with two hydroxyphenyl groups. It is a colorless solid that is soluble in organic solvents, but poorly soluble in water. It has been in commercial use since 1957.

BPA is employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and is made into a variety of common consumer goods, such as water bottles, sports equipment, CDs, and DVDs. Epoxy resins containing BPA are used to line water pipes, as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans and in making thermal paper such as that used in sales receipts.

BPA exhibits hormone-like properties that raise concern about its suitability in some consumer products and food containers. Since 2008, several governments have investigated its safety, which prompted some retailers to withdraw polycarbonate products. The FDA has ended its authorization of the use of BPA in baby bottles and infant formula packaging, based on market abandonment, not safety.[2] The European Union and Canada have banned BPA use in baby bottles.

Quote : Recent trends in human diseases relate to adverse effects observed in experimental animals exposed to low doses of BPA. Specific examples include: the increase in prostate and breast cancer, uro-genital abnormalities in male babies, a decline in semen quality in men, early onset of puberty in girls, metabolic disorders including insulin resistant (type 2) diabetes and obesity, and neurobehavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) There is extensive evidence that outcomes may not become apparent until long after BPA exposure during development has occurred

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2967230/



The evidence is becoming more overwhelming, the years of use from BPA items are more apparent, taking its toll on human health and life .

The best way to protect yourself is to NOT drink from anything  plastic or tin and stop buying tinned foods.

intended for educational purpose.

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