Do Your Part: BPA Exposure
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BPA is a controversial chemical linked to all kinds of health problems; everything from developmental issues to infertility. Do Your Part and reduce your exposure today.
BPA can be found in plastic food containers. Anytime you buy foods or liquids in plastic check the bottom. Avoid plastic marked number 7 because it usually contains BPA.
Another way BPA gets into your house is in canned goods. The chemical is used in the liner of the cans and can actually leach from the liner into the food itself. Seek out cans labeled “BPA-free” or choose food items packaged in safer materials.
Glass and ceramics are safer materials. Use them to heat up foods in the microwave to avoid any risk of BPA leaching into your foods.
Many baby bottles and pacifiers used to be made with BPA. Now, many manufacturers have changed this but it’s still important to look for baby products labeled BPA-free.
Also, be careful how you handle certain store receipts. BPA shows up on receipts printed on thermal paper. If you can make an outline with your nail, it probably has BPA on it.
Lastly, don’t forget about those reusable water bottles. You want those to be BPA-Free too. Ot is considerably important to keep all of these tips in mind on a daily basis so Do Your Part to make sure BPA does not contaminate your food, your body, or our planet.