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How BPA Can Slowly Kill You
Perhaps one of the most controversial compounds on earth, BPA, has been studied and tested by hundreds of researchers and scientists from around the world in hundreds of studies. It’s been found to be a dangerous chemical that, under the right circumstances, leeches into the products it’s packaged with and causes numerous health issues.
For those of you who are new to the health scene, Bisphenol-A, commonly called BPA, is a chemical that goes into many different products, especially food and drink items. It’s used extensively and, despite evidence that it’s a health hazard, is still in use today. Perhaps its most common use is to create a type of plastic called polycarbonate. This material is used as linings for aluminum and steel cans. So most of the tuna fish, soup, soda, vegetable, fruit, and beer cans you buy are lined with BPA. The idea is to prevent the can from rusting and the taste of the metal to be imparted into your food or drink.
Oh, and who can forget that polycarbonate has been used to make those 5 gallon water bottles everyone keeps at home. Although other plastics are used to make other types of water bottle, such as PET (recycling code #1), polycarbonate bottles have a recycling code of #7 stamped on them. There is no BPA in bottles marked #1, just in those marked #7.
BPA has been shown in some studies to trigger migraines, disrupt hormone production, and even increase your risk for cancer. However, new research now shows another danger that comes with exposure to BPA.
Researchers looked at a group of 60 subjects. Participants received a soy milk drink. The subjects randomly received either two glass bottles of the drink, two cans, or one of each.
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