Your ‘BPA-free’ plastics have hidden toxins
It was the biggest boom in the plastics industry in ages.
After a series of reports about the very real hormone-disrupting dangers of bisphenol-A (BPA), everyone dashed out to Target and Walmart to replace their plastic containers, dishes, and bottles with new (and more expensive) BPA-free alternatives.
I took a different approach.
Sure, it cost more – just a little more – but as you’ll see in a moment, it was worth every penny.
Everyone else may have gotten gypped… and that includes you if you bought those BPA-free plastics… as new research exposes the ugly truth about them.
They might be free of BPA, but they’re NOT free of RISK!
Many are made with OTHER bisphenols -- and the new studies show that they can be just as bad.
In one entirely accidental discovery, researchers testing BPA on mice found both groups – the ones given the chemical and the ones that weren’t – suffered from reproductive problems.
The reason? The “BPA-free” mice were put in a cage that didn’t contain BPA… but had been made with bisphenol-S (a.k.a. BPS).
That’s the SAME chemical in many BPA-free plastics used by humans. And it was leeching out and having the SAME effects on the mice as the BPA!
These were rodents -- not humans -- but this isn’t an isolated incident.
In a study on BPA-free bottles done a few years ago, three-quarters STILL leaked out synthetic estrogens.
That means that they could have the same effect on your body as BPA, which has been linked to obesity, cancer, reproductive problems, and more.
Plastic containers and water bottles aren’t the only sources of exposure to BPA and BPA-like chemicals. They can be in many types of processed foods, especially canned and bagged goods.
You can also pick them up from other sources, such as store receipts, which are coated with a chemical layer that includes BPA.
In many ways, this stuff is worse than bottles and cans, as it quickly transfers from the paper onto your skin and into your body.
But there IS a way to cut your risk.
Instead of switching to those “better” and “safer” plastics that we now know are JUST AS BAD, spend a little more money on your food and drink storage containers.
Use glass and stainless steel.
One study a few years back found that switching to glass and stainless steel items cut BPA levels in the body by 60 percent in just three days.
Levels of DHEP, another dangerous hormone-disrupting chemical, plunged by 50 percent.
So yes, you’ll pay a little more. But you’ll get a much bigger benefit – and since glass and stainless steel last longer, it’s a much better long-term investment.
Oh, and when you buy them… you might want to tell the clerk to keep the receipt!