Have you ever seen plastic water bottles or dishes that say “BPA free?” Have you ever wondered what BPA is? BPA is short for bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen used in making many common every day plastic products. It is an endocrine disruptor and may also raise blood pressure, cause hormone imbalance, early puberty, and has even been linked to asthma and obesity. Despite all of this, an average of 6 billion pounds of this chemical are produced each year.
Other than plastic, BPA can also be found in canned goods, receipts, plastic wrap, and CDs and DVDS. Make sure to read labels to look for “BPA free” whenever you can!
Hidden Sources of BPA Exposure in Food, Cans and Plastics (wellnessmama.com)
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