What is BPA?

What BPA Does to You

BPA is a type of endocrine disrupting chemical found in hard plastics, in the lining of tin cans, food storage containers, and receipts. BPA is estrogenic, meaning it imitates the female hormone estrogen in the body. 

BPA has extremely strong links to weight gain and obesity, for men, women, girls, and boys

BPA has also been linked to asthma, immune disorders, and lowered IQ in children. 

Along with most endocrine disrupting chemicals, BPA hurts fertility

How You Can Avoid Exposure to BPA

The most common source of exposure to BPA is food or drink. Tin cans, hard plastic food storage, or plastic water bottles all expose you to BPA. 

Don’t trust products that claim to be ‘BPA free.’ Those labels are rarely honest. Most of those products contain BPS and BPF instead. Technically they aren’t BPA, but they’re just as bad for you and your loved ones, maybe worse. You can trust anything stored in glass, ceramic, frozen, dried, or that you cook yourself. 

The best thing about BPA is that if you stop exposure it will quickly flush out of your body, usually within 48 hours. Unfortunately, nearly all unprotected Americans have steady levels of BPA in their blood, since we’re frequently exposed. 

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