A new study in Duke University shows that BPA can potentially impair a child’s developing nervous system.
In recent news you may have heard of various studies on BPA, but what is it exactly?
BPA, or Bisphenol A, is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. Today it is widely available in a number of products including consumer packaging, various plastics including water bottles, baby bottles, table ware, and food storage containers.
Laboratory studies have linked the chemical to cancer, infertility, diabetes and obesity. According to the latest study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, BPA is also reported to possibly suppress genes that are critical to early development of the central nervous system. This may predispose both animals and humans to neuro-developmental disorders.
Although the consequences of chronic exposure to BPA in humans remain unclear, many experts and parents recommend using products that contain no traces of BPA. BPA is banned in the European Union and Canada, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only banned the chemical from being used in the manufacturing of baby bottles and cups as of July 2012.
As recommended by various consumer groups, individuals wishing to reduce their exposure to BPA should not eat or drink canned goods unless they are labeled BPA free. So next time you are at the beach and are in need of a cold beverage, make sure that the container it’s in contains no BPA!
GR8-White Stainless Steel Sustainable Bottles are a great way to keep your favorite beverage cold. These bottles come in sizes ranging from 8-20oz and are 100% BPA FREE! By storing your favorite drink in a reusable bottle, you are also helping to preserve our environment by creating less plastic waste.