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How BPA Can Slowly Kill You
Researchers then tested their subjects two hours after drinking the soy milk. Those who drank from the two cans had BPA concentration levels that were 1,600 percent higher than those who drank from the glass bottles. This research team, from Seoul National University in Korea, also found that those who drank from the BPA lined cans had a 5 point increase in their systolic blood pressure readings.
Now 5 points might not sound like a big number, but for those with heart disease, or those already fighting hypertension, a 5 point increase is enough to double their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
If you want to avoid all the health risks that are associated with BPA, there is a simply way to limit your exposure.
The first step would be to eliminate canned goods from your shopping cart. Buy foods in glass or plastic bottles, or make it from scratch yourself.
BPA has been used for the past 70 years, so it’s virtually impossible to avoid it entirely. Some estimates say that 98 percent of the population has some measureable BPA in their blood or tissue. Removing canned goods, from your food is a great place to start, however. Read more about dangerous toxins that are inside your home right now.
Due to pressure from consumer groups, BPA has been banned from baby bottles and toddler sippy cups, but, as of now, the FDA doesn’t seem to be inclined to remove it from anything else. They still say that they don’t see any point in discontinuing BPA, even as evidence about the health problems it causes continues to mount.
If you use those 5 gallon water jugs, look for ones that are BPA free, and eliminate canned goods from your home. As we said before, you can’t entirely remove all BPA from your life, but you can certainly limit how much you deliberately ingest.