Posted On Aug 09, 2013
New You Health Tip: Take steps to protect your body from the harms of BPA.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a pervasive compound found in many clear, hard plastics, aluminum cans, plastic wrap and Styrofoam. In other words, BPA lives amongst and inside of all of us, as BPA is absorbed into the food housed inside these containers. According a recent study by the CDC, 90% of those tested displayed measurable levels of BPA in their blood. As an endocrine disrupter, BPA increases the risk of hormone disorders, as well as breast and prostate cancer, neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD, and autism, and diabetes risk.
To avoid BPA in your daily life:
1. Replace plastic with glass
2. Never microwave plastic materials
3. Look for safer labeling (# PET, #HDPE, #4 LDPE and #5 DP)
4. Seek BPA-free labeled brands
5. Replace canned food with fresh food whenever possible.