More Reasons To Steer Clear Of BPAs
BPA has been found to be linked to obesity.
Bisphenol A is toxic and dangerous and so pervasive that it shows up in the urine of 93% of Americans over the age of 6 years.
The ubiquitous abundance of this organic compound is found in everything from the lining of cans to water bottles and a myriad of plastic products used by consumers everyday.
Aside from obesity concerns of BPA contamination include cancers and autoimmune diseases.
“During the development of the fetus, BPA exposure alters the development of stem cells,” vom Saal, a professor at the University of Missouri, said. “Think of it as tripping a switch in the DNA. BPA turns out to be a major factor in the number of fat cells that a person will have later in life.”
Critics label BPA an “endocrine disruptor” that acts like synthetic estrogen and link it to a wide range of ailments, including cancer. But its scientific defenders — as well as regulatory agencies in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Japan, and New Zealand — say there is no evidence that the minuscule exposure that consumers receive poses a health risk.
Although FDA approved the agency now recognizes “reason for concern” for the affects on fetuses and children.
Bisphenol-A and Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
BPA in the environment is as pernicious as it is ubiquitous.
BPA can be found in products such as the lining of cans, baby bottles, plastic drinking containers and toilette paper.
Findings in a recent peer reviewed study indicate that BPA should be considered a risk factor for metabolic disorders in humans.
BPA has been considered a weak estrogen because of its low binding affinity to two types of estrogen receptors which work in the endocrine system in the synthesis of insulin within the pancreas.
Among many other complex functions of the cells including the release of energy as glucose, the development of Type 2 diabetes has been seen to increase when BPA is present.
In addition it may provoke insulin resistance in liver and skeletal muscle together with β-cell exhaustion, contributing to the development of type-2 diabetes . Alterations of glucose and lipid metabolism by BPA in adults may constitute a significant hazard during pregnancy for both mothers and offspring as demonstrated in mice and rats
Eating Fresh Foods May Cut Exposure to BPA
Eating fresh is not a luxury nowadays, it could mean your very health.
We are surrounded by BPA (Bisphenol A) at every corner of our home, car, office, stores and it’s very important to eliminate BPA as much as we can at least in OUR KITCHEN.
Considering that we wrap our food, carry our food or store our food in plastic we should be aware of its use and do so as a last resort.
In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA as a toxic substance. In the European Union and Canada, BPA use is banned in baby bottles.
“We found just by substituting fresh foods with limited packaging for three days, we reduced exposure levels in these participants by more than half,”
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