bottles-60479_640Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain genes and is harmful even at very low doses, such as those found in plastic bottles and cans.

Here are some practical tips to reduce your family’s BPA and BPS exposure:

When possible, choose fresh products instead of canned

Drink tap water instead of bottled water

Use a BPA-free reusable water bottle, such as an unlined stainless steel bottle

Drink beverages such as beer from glass bottles instead of cans

Don’t use polycarbonate plastics (marked with a #7 PC) for storing food or beverages

Choose frozen vegetables and soups and broth that come in glass jars or in aseptic “brick” cartons – they are BPA-free

Avoid canned beverages, foods and soups, especially if pregnant or feeding young children.

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