- Canned foods, the lining inside contains BPA which leach into the foods contained in them.
- Beverage cans
- Some metal water bottles are lined with plastics that contain BPA, choose stainless steel.
- PVC water pipes
- Dental sealants and white fillings
- Water coolers
- Plastic tableware
- Food storage containers
- The lids of baby food jars
- Containers of baby formula
- Baby bottles and sippy cups
And now for the real kicker BPA is also being found in paper! Yes, that is right paper such as receipts, tickets, newspapers, toilet paper, paper towels, and business cards. The BPA contamination is suspected to come from the fact that BPA is used during the recycling process on some heat sensitive papers.
Some effects stemming from BPA include cancer, obesity, diabetes, low immune system, miscarriages, low sperm count, behavior issues, female reproductive system, sperm defects, chromosome issues, Downs, Turner, and Klinefelter Syndrome, early puberty, deforming of genitals, learning, memory, aggression, and more.
Some things you can do to avoid exposure to BPA include avoiding #7 plastics, never heat any food in plastic, do not put plastic tableware in the dishwasher, also watch for break down, and scratches in plastic tableware, and replace asap.
More bad plastics include #3, and #6, but not due to BPA, but other toxic chemicals. As I researched the topic of BPA I almost did not write this blog, but I feel everyone has the right to know what is in the products they use on a daily basis.
While I have been behind on blogging, I have other blogs in the works, and want to do a follow up on this blog. Research takes time, and I like to use various sources looking for similarities and constancy, this allows for more valuable, accurate information. I will be researching BPA products which actually are BPA free, but feel free to do the work your self.
Do you know of any products that are indeed BPA free?
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Update: I saw this article regarding BPA and have to share it please read important.