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Why Is Bpa Considered Dangerous
Estrogen effects: Bpa has been shown to have mild estrogenizing effects. While not awful, they are there, and most people don't want them. However there are a lot of other things in the environment, such as air fresheners, perfumes, and cosmetics, that also have the same effect. So avoiding one thing and not the others doesn't help. ...Read more
Ltd danger - unknown: Use of bpa & human exposure is so very low that it is impossible to determine extent or risk at this point in time. Studies completed are not conclusive enough to demand withdrawal. Studies show micro doses are metabolized and excreted from the body very quickly, limiting potential damage. Avoidance in packaging, etc. Is very difficult to control. ...Read more
Avoid it: There's more we don't know than what is clear about the effects of bpa. Public health agencies have set safe exposure levels, but those assumptions are based on looking for cancers or other obvious toxicity. It was originally designed as a birth control chemical so we know it affects hormones. Look here to get an idea of what it might do to us: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=bisphenol+A ...Read more
Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more
It's unknown.: Bpa (bis-polyphenols) are increasingly suspected as being molecules which can affect the endocrine (hormonal) and potentially other systems in our bodies. The effect and severity is unknown. The food industry is working to remove bpa from many, if not all, containers. It will take some time for the industry to convert to entirely non-bpa liners. ...Read more
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