BPA (bisphenol A) May Impact Digestion, Brain Development, Breast Cancer and More…
Manufacturers have been using the chemical BPA in helping to make things like plastic water bottles, baby bottles and plastic tupperware. It can also be found in many canned foods like tomatoes, vegetables and pasta sauces because these cans contain BPA in their lining.
Some scaring stuff, and hard to know which products/manufacturers are still using it even after everyone knows about it. The FDA, as usual are not in any rush to stop these companies from using this chemical so it’s up to us to learn and educate ourselves to make better health choices.
The INRA (French National Institute of Agronomic Research) has done research showing that the chemical BPA may have a negative impact on digestion, among other health concerns, especially pregnant women and children.
Tests on rats and later in humans revealed problems in the intestinal tract with amounts of BPA that where times less than what is safe for human consumption according to the FDA.
Some of the problems included lowering the permeability of the intestines and the immune system’s response to digestive inflammation. As for the rats, exposure to BPA before birth and during feeding, showed higher risk of developing severe intestinal inflammation later as adults.
Major health groups such as the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) recommend we not use any products that have BPA, such as plastic bottles. There have also been some plastics from cereal packages shown to contain BPA. This chemical is unhealthy for everyone, but especially for pregnant women and children.