We’ve heard plenty of reports regarding the negative effects of BPA on our health. It’s amazing to me that companies still make anything using this toxin.
But what is BPA and where do you find it?
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical commonly used in lightweight plastic, specifically food containers (even water-bottles) and toys. Unfortunately, BPA can leech into foods & beverages. Of course there is controversy surrounding its use. According to The American Chemistry Council, BPA is not a risk to human health. Ironically, The American Chemistry Counsil represents plastic manufacturers.
Other organizations believe differently. The National Toxicology Program has noted concerns regarding BPA’s effect on the brain, especially in developing fetuses, infants, and children. Even the FDA is working to reduce BPA’s use in food containers.
A new study, though, shows BPA may be linked to higher riskes of heart & kidney disease. Great. When will companies realize that cheap chemical additives can have costly consequences to our health?
How can you protect yourself and your kids from BPA?
- Watch for BPA-FREE labels on storage containers and plastic toys
- Choose reusable water bottles that are BPA-free, like our USA made Vapur anti-bottles (available in 3 sizes)
- Reduce use of canned foods (inside liner often contains BPA)
- Select sandwich/snack bags that are BPA-free, like our USA made Wexy bags.
Daily Green Special: Spend $75 and receive a free recycled canvas bag. A great for carrying lunches or toting smaller toys. Just write “BPA-free” in the checkout notes and we’ll add the free bag to your order. Offer valid until tomorrow’s post. Happy Monday!