Decreasing Exposure To BPA-Take the Challenge



| February 17, 2012

 

Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother

Ideas Inspired by: Woman’s World (February 20, 2012 Edition

Have you been reading articles lately concerning BPA (bisphenol-A), and it’s dangers? What is BPA?  It is a chemical that can be found in plastic containers and canned foods. Recently, I ditched all of our plastic containers into the recycling bins and replaced them with glass containers. Porcelain, ceramic, or stainless bowls are also a good choice.

Sippy cups were also ditched into the recycling bins. You can easily replace these with BPA-free cups. Baby pacifiers were also replaced with BPA-free alternatives. There are BPA free alternatives with just about anything. Isn’t your family worth it?

What are the dangers of BPA:

-BPA can end up in your bloodstream.

-BPA in your bloodstream can double your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

-BPA can speed up the growth of breast cancer cells.

-BPA disrupts a healthy hormone balance.

There are easy steps you can take in your daily life to reduce your exposure to this toxin. Here are a few simple tips you can start today:

-Throw out worn out plastic containers with food stains.

-Ziploc  bags and Saran Wrap brands have created BPA-free storage bags.

-Avoid eating canned food if possible. The lining of many metal cans is coated with BPA.

These are just a few things you can do to reduce your exposure to BPA. Are you ready to take the challenge to switch from plastic to glass?

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