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BPA Wrecks Sex

As for BPA, if you’d prefer not to be ingesting it–say, for instance, that you like sexual desire and the ability to enjoy it, and you don’t like cancer, heart disease, and other assorted health catastrophes–here are some tips on how to avoid it.

The main culprits, aside from occupational exposure, are canned food and hard plastic food and water containers:

  • Buy prepared foods in jars when possible–especially tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Opt for fresh produce when you can, choose frozen produce over canned.
  • Use dried beans instead of canned beans–they’re less expensive, easy to cook from scratch, and super awesome: read more about cooking beans here.
  • When possible it is best to avoid #7 plastics, especially for children’s food. Plastics with the recycling labels #1, #2 and #4 on the bottom are safer choices and do not contain BPA.
  • Find baby bottles in glass versions, or those made from the safer plastics including polyamine, polypropylene and polyethylene. Bottles used to pump and store expressed breast milk by the brand Medela are labeled BPA-free.
  • Soft or cloudy-colored plastic does not contain BPA.
  • Many metal water bottles are lined with a plastic coating that contains BPA. Look for stainless steel bottles that do not have a plastic liner.

Read  more about the dangers of plastic, and food storage here.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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12:08AM PST on Dec 16, 2013

So does over protected parents and yoga philosophy... :) Though.... thank you very much for the advice. BPA sounds really damaging....

12:26PM PDT on Sep 24, 2010

Debbie G., the FDA still allows this chemical's use because of all the money spent in lobbying done by the industry to continue it's use to keep their costs down. The industry could care less what affect the chemical has on general health and the environment. The only thing they care about is their "bottom line"!!

5:18PM PDT on Aug 29, 2010

eat watermelon for a longer lasting thick erection

3:04AM PDT on Aug 25, 2010

Everyday it seems like i'm discovering more evil the world creates for the sake of what? Money? Tsk. So sad.

2:39AM PDT on Jul 7, 2010


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12:02PM PDT on Jun 26, 2010

Here we go again--sure hope there's not much BPA in beer cans or I'm doomed!

11:55PM PDT on Jun 24, 2010

I'm still looking for an answer to this question: BPA's effects are supposed to be "estrogenic." I only very reluctantly stopped hormone replacement tx after negative study results. Is BPA's "estrogen" identical to regular human estrogen (which many ladies still take in much greater dosages than could be gotten from a can lining!) -- or is the situation much more complex? How can something we all have in our bodies naturally suddenly be such a villain? How about pre-menopausal women who still have lots of estrogen? Wouldn't BPA just add a little more? It's easy to understand the ill effects for children -- but for adults...? We hear so much about possible negative effects but NOTHING about the real mechanism(s) of action.

5:05PM PDT on Jun 20, 2010

Thanks for the informative article. BPA needs to be banned permanently as it's capable of causing us untold danger to our health and environment. I had heard about BPA in plastic bottles and canned goods already and have been sharing the information to those who will listen!

12:20AM PDT on Jun 19, 2010


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