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BPA-Free Products Still Contain Bisphenols of Equal Toxicity

BPA-Free Products Still Contain Bisphenols of Equal Toxicity

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  • As a result of widespread consumer backlash, many companies have rolled out “BPA-free” plastic products, ranging from bottles and sippy cups to reusable water bottles, meant to appeal to those health-conscious consumers looking to avoid toxins
  • Many are simply swapping another bisphenol, bisphenol-S (BPS), which is now showing up in human urine concentrations at levels similar to those of BPA.
  • Research suggests BPS has similar hormone-mimicking characteristics as BPA, but it may be significantly less biodegradable, and more heat-stable and photo-resistant, which means it may cause even more health and environmental damage over time
  • If you’re interested in avoiding any number of chemical toxins leaching into your food and beverages, choose glass over plastic, especially when it comes to products that will come into contact with food or beverages, or those intended for pregnant women, infants and children

By Dr. Mercola

Just when you thought you'd learned everything there was to learn about how to avoid bisphenol-A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting plastics chemical, new research shows that there's more hormone-disrupting bisphenols around you than you probably thought.


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