Here we go again!
Safety studies have shown ill effects of the product bisphenol A, or BPA commonly found in baby bottles, plastic drink containers and in the lining of food cans. Most studies have been done in animals. Now, this chemical has been studied for the first time in humans and has demonstrated similar effects in people. This research found that people with the highest levels of bisphenol A in their bodies were more than twice as likely to develop heart disease and/or diabetes.
BPA is a chemical used to make polycarbonate plastics. It is found in resistant durable plastic containers and bottles, and is also used to make durable epoxy resins used as the coating in most food and beverage cans and in dental fillings. It may also disrupt hormones, primarily estrogen, especially when hot foods are cooked in this plastic as it leaches this chemical and puts women at risk for estrogen dominant health conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis and breast cancer.
The FDA recently reported this chemical as being safe, however, a panel of outside experts will hear testimony on health effects from BPA again.