What is BPA?
BPA or bisphenol A is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain resins and plastics since the 1960s. Today, this substance can still be found in water bottles, plastic containers, on the inside of food cans and even in till receipts, raising health concerns, especially for children.
Studies show that BPA imitates the function of the female sex hormone, oestrogen, once consumed. It has been linked to sexual maturity, prenatal development and reproduction issues. Too much exposure for a baby in the womb raises the risk of prostate cancer.
How to reduce exposure
BPA is banned in baby bottles in the UK and the US. While this may seem reassuring, you should always choose BPA-free products, especially if you are raising young children. This includes toys, teethers and food packaging.
You can also lower your family’s vulnerability to BPA by avoiding pre-packaged food and opting for stoneware, china or glass dishes and containers. Always make it a habit to check the marketing messages and packaging of the products you’re buying. Look out for non-toxic teething toys and goods that indicate that they are ‘BPA safe’ and contain no PVC.
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