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BPA vs BPA Free: Does it Even Make a Difference

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But it turns out the chemicals used to replace BPA may have nearly the exact impact on the human body — hormone disruption — as BPA, according to a new study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
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Receipts at many grocery stores and retailers are printed on a product known as “thermal” paper. These receipts, once heavy in BPA, are often made with BPS or BPF these days.
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The heat from the microwave can separate BPA-like compounds from plastic containers, making them easier for the consumer to ingest.
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BPA exploded into the headlines in 2008, when stories about"toxic baby bottles" and"poison" packaging became ubiquitous.
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There are numerous reports that plastics #3, #6, and #7 may leach unhealthful substances into drinks. #3 (PVC) leaches phthalates which have been shown to cause developmental and reproductive damage. #6 (polystyrene) leaches styrene which can cause nervous system effects and liver damage.
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I hope so! I invest in all Bpa free plastic for my children and household use. I am still extra cautious and do not microwave any plastic .
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If you can get BPA free it has to be healthier for you. We should all go back to drinking from glass anyway. Bottles no matter what they do to them will have some kind of chemical leaking into the contents.
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If you can get BPA free it has to be healthier for you. We should all go back to drinking from glass anyway. Bottles no matter what they do to them will have some kind of chemical leaking into the contents.
I am with you on this one. I have been using and reusing my glass for years and hate bottles to this day.
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I hope so! I invest in all Bpa free plastic for my children and household use. I am still extra cautious and do not microwave any plastic .
Plastic is plastic. Do not be fooled by them saying any kind of plastic is BPA proof. What they use will always end up in your water. Use glass like everyone else is saying.
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Today many plastic products, from sippy cups and blenders to Tupperware containers, are marketed as BPA-free. But Bittner's findings—some of which have been confirmed by other scientists—suggest that many of these alternatives share the qualities that make BPA so potentially harmful.
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The synthetic chemical, BPA — found in everything from plastic bottles to cash register receipts — is a potent, estrogen-mimicking compound. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, biologist Frederick vom Saal harshly criticizes U.S. corporations and government regulators for covering up — or ignoring — the many health risks of BPA.
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