10 May '11, 1pm

BPA-Free: Even More Dangerous?

BPA-Free: Even More Dangerous?

It’s great that manufacturers have become keen to consumers’ desire to avoid Bisphenol A (BPA), but at what cost? BPA is a heavily produced industrial compound that has been detected in more than 2,000 people worldwide, including more than 95 percent of 400 people tested in a study in the United States. More than 100 peer-reviewed studies have found BPA to be toxic at low dose. BPA is commonly used to strengthen plastic andline food cans; it’s in dental sealants, receipt paper and many other items–and the FDA thinks it isn’t all that bad, apparently ignoring the findings of numerous prominent and well-regarded studies . Known as an endocrine disruptor (chemicals that can act like hormones), studies show that BPA can mimic the female hormone estrogen. In 2009 the scientific group, the Endocrine Society, published a 34-page report stating strong evidence of ill health effect...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bpa-free-even-more-dange...

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