Are You Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle? Do You Know the Risks?
- View SourceSu Jok Therapy Center Pakistan <sujoktherapy@...> wrote:Are You Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle? Do You Know the Risks?A wealth of medical research has revealed that a chemical used to make hard, clear plastics called bisphenol A (BPA), such as those found in baby bottles, food-storage containers and the lining of soda cans, has reached epidemic proportions in America.Each year, over 6 billion tons of BPA are used to make plastics. The problem occurs when the plastic is heated causing the chemical bonds that BPA forms to unravel contaminating the water or food it is held in.In addition, washing or exposing plastic to acidic foods can cause the BPA to leach out into the food.
Plastic Industry in State of DenialAnd while the plastic industry fails to see the need for alarm regarding the health impact of this chemical, researchers with no ties to the industry beg to differ.Research FindingsScientist studying BPA have found that BPA imitates the sex hormone estradiol (estrogen). It is well accepted that even small amounts of estrogen can induce profound changes in the body. This has raised a red flag and caused concern amoung the scientific community that even the lowest levels of BPA could have a negative impact on one's health.There is growing evidence (among mice and rats) that low doses of BPA can cause:Hyperactivity
Increased fat formation
Abnormal sexual behavior
Disrupted reproductive cycles
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