We hear a lot about these dangerous ingredients, but what exactly are people talking about? Let's find out together.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in many hard plastics and household products. Primarily used to manufacture plastics, BPA is found in items like food storage containers, sippy cups, canned goods, and plastic water bottles. General exposure to BPA comes from consuming foods and beverages stored in these kinds of plastic containers.
What's so terrible about BPA? BPA is an endocrine disruptor. Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, BPA imitates the way estrogen is used in the body. It can mimic how estrogen is produced, transported, eliminated and more.
A study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of 2,517 urine samples from people 6 years and older. This drastic finding only proves widespread exposure to BPA. Sadly, some animal studies have shown adverse effects in fetuses and newborns exposed to BPA.