Last week I wrote about exactly what BPA is and the research showing it’s negative impacts on our health. This week, I’m giving you 6 ways to avoid it like the plague and get it out of your life!
Just a quick recap on BPA: it’s an industrial chemical used to make some plastics (like water bottles and some packaging) and in the lining of cans.
It’s found to be an endocrine disruptor and it acts like a hormone in the body, mimicking oestrogen.
It’s been linked to heart disease, reproductive problems, behavioural problems, diabetes and breast and prostate cancers.
I wish I could say to simply look out for the BPA-free label, but sadly that’s not enough.
‘BPA-Free’ is misleading and not enough
Although ‘BPA-Free’ might sound good, we should even more concerned with what they are replacing it with. Read the rest of this post »