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Is "BPA-Free" a Lie?

Health & Wellness  (tags: BPA, Bisphenol-A, FDA, poison in our food, endocrine disrupter )

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Some unscrupulous manufacturers, responding to the controversy, have switched BPA in their products with bisphenol-S (BPS), a BPA analogue in the same bisphenol chemical class--which may be every bit as toxic. This allows them to trumpet that their product

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Anne K (139)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 7:52 pm
Thanks Ellyn. I attempted to submit this, but you beat me to it.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:09 pm
thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 3:59 pm
Synthetic estrogen BPA coats cash register receipts

'A study published July 11 by Swiss scientists found that BPA transfers readily from receipts to skin and can penetrate the skin to such a depth that it cannot be washed off (Biedermann 2010). This raises the possibility that the chemical infiltrates the skin's lower layers to enter the bloodstream directly. BPA has also been shown to penetrate skin in laboratory studies '

'The Missouri scientists found that the total mass of BPA on a receipt is 250 to 1,000 times greater than the amount of BPA typically found in a can of food or a can of baby formula, or that which leaches from a BPA-based plastic baby bottle into its contents. These data should not be interpreted to suggest that policymakers shift their focus from BPA contamination of food, which is widespread, to receipts. BPA exposure from food sources is ubiquitous and should remain the first priority of U.S. policymakers. However, a significant portion of the public may also be exposed to BPA by handling receipts. Since many retailers do not use BPA-laden thermal paper, this particular route of exposure is easy to correct.'

I haven't found one cashier that knows of the danger of handling these receits all day. I tell them to google BPA and store receits, and then tell their managers that there are being poisoned. One cashier was pregnant but didn't have a clue. I couldn't believe it.

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 9:07 pm
Freezing water in a plastic bottle and drinking it as it thaws on a hot day is not a good idea. Chemicals from the plastic leach out into the water. Working outside for years, I did that a lot, but don't now:).

I am wondering about broiled chickens that sit in #6 plastic tubs in a hot case. Isn't only #1 and #2 PETE good for food? WF's deli items come in #5 now(where I live), I immediately put the food in glass when I get home and recycle the container, not to use again.

Check all childrens toys, sippy cups, pacifiers, etc. as #5 is used a lot and contains phalates, etc. Avoid these items.

Noted, Thank you Ellyn.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 9:33 am
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Aino Viita (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 1:45 pm
Good to know

Cindy B (61)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 11:22 pm
Thanks so much, MJ M, for the links and for your info re cash register receipts!! I knew there was BPA on those, but had no idea it was that much! Yikes. Pity the poor checkers, who handle them all day long.

I will be much more careful in future.

Ellyn S (48)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 11:34 pm
Yes, thanks, MJM, for posting those informative articles.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:01 am
BPA mimics estrogens, binding to the same receptors throughout the human body as natural female hormones.

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