Clear and Plastic Danger - The Alien in your Kitchen
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Plastics are one of the major achievements of the twentieth century, and they in our lives to stay. We certainly take for granted, the unspoken assumption that all these items are safe for our use. BPA is the plastic’s industry miracle compound. It only has one problem, BPA does not behave itself well in the kitchen around food. It causes serious medical problems and has been linked to Cancer. More
America has been obsessed with plastics for over 50 years and just about all that we use every day has plastic in it. The rapid proliferation of plastics, and the absolute universality of plastic in our lives, suggests a deep and enduring relationship. But our feelings toward plastic are a complicated mix of dependence and distrust. There is currently worldwide concern that the Bisphenol - A (BPA) compound used in making plastic is causing serious adverse health effects. BPA has been regarded as safe for decades; however, recent research using sophisticated analytic techniques have now classified it, as well as the whole group of Bisphenol compounds, as Endocrine Disruptors. Now in 2014, there is no disputing the evidence clearly showing that the accumulated and prolonged exposure to these substances can interfere with our endocrine system and cause a whole range of ill health consequences, including reproductive problems and cancer.
BPA has become the plastic’s industry miracle compound. It only has one problem, BPA does not behave itself well in the kitchen around food. For most people, the primary source of exposure to BPA is through their diet. When BPA is used in plastic products that come in contact with humans, foods, cookware, dishes, and baby bottles, a transfer of chemistry occurs. These chemicals act upon our human bodies in a convoluted and complicated way. The BPA leaches into our food and begins to negatively affect our hormones, and they interfere with the endocrine system, which is the network of glands that orchestrate growth and development. The problem with BPA is that when it gets into our bodies, over time, it initiates estrogenic activity in our cells. When BPA gets inside our system, it seems to act like an estrogen in our human endocrine system. From all the independent studies, BPA is shown to mimic the hormone estrogen, it has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lower semen quality. BPA has also been linked to childhood developmental problems. What is most worrying is that BPA is present in so many consumer products, including plastic bottles, canned goods, CDs, sunglasses, dental devices and fillings, household electronics and cigarettes. It is time for you to learn about how these alien endocrine disruptors are in your kitchen and attacking your health and well-being.