Thursday, September 20, 2018

BPA-Free isn’t free of toxic chemicals

Bisphenol-A mimics hormones and is implicated in the precipitous drop in sperm counts. But BPA-free plastics aren’t necessarily safe because the chemicals that replaced BPA may have similar effects.

Here’s an article about the problem that includes clear instructions for how to avoid a lot of your exposure.

Consumers can also take steps to avoid BPA alternatives entirely, notes Trasande. He suggests steering clear of plastics with the recycling numbers 3, 6, and 7, which all contain compounds of concern. Don’t put plastics in dishwashers or the microwave, which can damage them and cause them to leach more BPA or its alternatives. Throw away plastic when it looks aged or scratched. And opt for glass or steel containers rather than lined aluminum cans whenever possible.
 'BPA-free' plastic was supposed to be safe. Not necessarily, study shows - National Geographic

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