By Kennedy Shelley
There may be more of this deadly plastic residue in your body than was previously thought.
It’s known as BPA, it’s in nearly all plastic that we use every day with our food products and it just isn’t leaving our bodies.
BPA and other plastic residue does not go away once it gets into the environment. It is dissolved in the oceans and even being found in sea salt.
This is why many are suggesting going to mined salts: see this article in Freedom Health News.
But the newest data from the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, shows that our BPA levels may be 44 times higher than we originally estimated.
It’s tough to get away from if you eat a highly-processed diet.
Plastic lines cans. From vegetables to soda and beer, it’s everywhere.
And if you drink water from a plastic bottle, it is a big blob of BPA.
BPA is stable, as long as it doesn’t get warm.
And while you may refrigerate your water bottles, what happened to them when they were transported and stored before you bought them?
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT BPA?
BPA is a hormone disruptor. It affects your entire endocrine system.
You might have slept during the discussion of the endocrine system during biology class, but here is a link to more in-depth information about it:
We are all prisoners of our hormones.
They cause us to grow, control our weight, sex drives as well as our hunger and fat accumulation.
In short, hormones control nearly every system of our body. When these are disrupted, we have problems.
And that’s what makes BPA so worrisome. It is darn difficult to control your exposure to it because it is everywhere.
See this video that shows just how much plastic is in a soft drink can:
And the US Food and Drug Administration may have been measuring it wrong, making us think there wasn’t a problem.
Once BPA enters the body, it breaks down to metabolites, and these were not measured by the FDA.
The chief regulatory agency for BPA has gotten the numbers wrong according to the Lancet article.
The scientist argue that the FDA’s way of measuring BPA is reliant on a test that really has not been proven accurate.
The FDA method uses an indirect method, while these scientists took urine samples from people. When they used the FDA test versus the direct measure, they found that BPA was 44 times higher.
If these scientists are proven correct, then we have much more exposure to this chemical than we have been led to believe.
Some scientists have linked high BPA with infertility, lower sperm counts in men as well as decreased testosterone.
So, this problem could spell disaster for us as a species.
You can work to minimizing your own exposure by avoiding canned products and plastic containers. Quit using a plastic water jug and use a steel one instead.
Use glass and ceramics when heating things up in the microwave and not plastic plates.
Until this gets straightened out, minimizing your BPA exposure is your best bet.