BPA Free Plastics Still Leach Endocrine Disruptors

I thought I would share this interesting article on the chemicals used as alternatives to Bis-phenyl A (aka BPA). BPA Free Plastics Still Leach Endocrine Disruptors. BPA is used to manufacture polycarbonate water bottles and baby bottles. Once it was discovered that BPA leaches into the fluids in the bottle and then into people’s bodies companies began substituting other chemicals to perform the same function in making polycarbonate bottles. One of these is BPS. A recent study shows that nearly 81 per cent of Americans have traces of BPS in their bodies.

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A 2013 study by Cheryl Watson at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that even picomolar concentrations (less than one part per trillion) of BPS can disrupt a cell’s normal functioning, which could potentially lead to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity, asthma, birth defects or even cancer.

BPA free plastics still leach endocrine disruptors. I am currently drinking water from an aluminum bottle when I travel locally. I carry my filtered water from home. I do buy bottled water when I travel via plane.

This is one reason that I have a great concern also for those of you whose drinking water source is a river where there are cities upstream. Some research suggests that a variety of contaminants in very low concentrations, parts per trillion, can have impacts at the cellular level, leading to health concerns over time.

I was looking at a water report for the City of Ottowa that showed caffeine and BPA in the drinking water supply. These were only two of many contaminants most of which are not tested for. So generally when I review a water report and there are cities upstream of where that person lives then I will recommend my custom reverse osmosis systems to remove these unregulated contaminants.

And here’s an article that shows a link between women being exposed to BPA during pregnancy and lung problems their children will experience later:


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About James McMahon

Studied ecology at the University of Illinois, mountain survival at Eastern Washing University, Deep Ecology at Naropa, River Ecology with The Nature Conservancy and Luna Leopold
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