BPA, bisphenol A, is an industrial chemical that has been commonly used to make household plastics and resins. Concerns associated with BPA are that it can seep into food or beverages from containers and has possible health effects on the brain and behavior. As much negative association as BPA can get, a new study from China found that chronic exposure to BPA may lower testosterone levels in men.
The research studied men who were exposed to BPA working in a chemical plant for at least six months. Results showed they had lower levels of testosterone in their blood compared with those who worked in a tap water factory.
BPA is similar to the female hormone estrogen. The effect of BPA on men may be more immediate and easier to detect than the effect on women. BPA may change men’s sex hormone levels, specifically “free” testosterone, which, unlike most testosterone in the body bound to a protein, is the form thought to have the greatest influence on the body.
It is still unknown whether similar effects would be seen in the general population at lower exposure levels to BPA, but we suggest consumers take precautionary actions to avoid plastic food and beverage packaging. There are plenty of alternative materials for food/water handling containers, such as glass and stainless steel. Choose wisely and live healthier.
GR8-White stainless steel sustainable bottles are a great way to store your favorite beverage without having to worry about the effects of BPA. Our bottles are 100% BPA free and are also taste free. GR8-White stainless steel sustainable bottles come in a variety of sizes to suit your thirst.