What is BPA?
Bisphenol A, known as BPA, is a chemical used in the production of certain plastics and epoxies as a way of making the packaging more durable. BPA has been in use since 1957, and is commonly used in food and beverage packaging. In recent years, BPA’s use in polycarbonate plastics has caused a growing concern not only in the public eye, but with scientists as well.
BPA is an endocrine disruptor that can mimic estrogen and has been shown to cause negative health effects in animal studies. Over 130 studies have linked BPA to breast cancer, obesity, and other disorders. Studies show that the effects of BPA exposure are more apparent in infants and children.
The chemical can leach into food and beverages when heated in a microwave oven, exposed to sunlight, or washed in a dishwasher. Commonly, people will reuse water bottles and food containers that contain BPA, which heightens BPA exposure. When purchasing a reusable water bottle, make sure to look for BPA-free products.
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- President’s Cancer Panel – Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now [pdf]
- The Endocrine Society – Large Effects from Small Exposures. III. Endocrine Mechanisms Mediating Effects of Bisphenol A at Levels of Human Exposure
- University of Massachusetts – Bisphenol-A, an Environmental Contaminant that Acts as a Thyroid Hormone Receptor Antagonist in Vitro, Increases Serum Thyroxine, and Alters RC3/Neurogranin Expression in the Developing Rat Brain [pdf]
- Uppsala University – Circulating levels of bisphenol A and phthalates are related to carotid atherosclerosis in the elderly.
- National Geographic – Chemical BPA Linked to Heart Disease, Study Confirms