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Why can’t Plastics?

Bisphenol A, a controversial chemical commonly used in manufacturing plastic bottles, plastic food containers and most of the food and water contact containers from the last 50 years.

The US FDA, in April 2008 expressed “concern” about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate glands in fetuses, infants, and young children. The health risks associated with BPA are Cancer, Heart Problems, Brain & Behavior Problems, Hormone disruptions and, many more health risks which are frightening.

What is BPA?

Bisphenol A, a controversial chemical commonly used in manufacturing bottles, food containers and most of the food contact plastic containers from the last 50 years.

Statistics Canada data released in August 2010 found about 91% Canadians have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies, with those between ages 12 and 19 most likely to have the chemical in them. The findings are consistent with results from international studies — BPA has been detected in 93% of Americans aged six or older and 99% of Germans aged three to 14.

Health Canada had long held the chemical was not a risk to human health, but in October 2008 Canada became the first country in the world to ban the import and sale of polycarbonate products containing Bisphenol A.

A Chinese study in 2009 found that men who were exposed to BPA are more likely to report sexual dysfunction.

Source: CBC News, National Geographic, US EPA, Mother Nature Network, Discovery News, US Dept. of Health & Human Services and Environmental Health News.