More bad news about BPA

People worry about so many things; the weather, family, falling off their moped, work, school…the list is endless. People worry about these things even though they have no control over them. Possibly they have control over their moped, but if they are worrying about falling off it all the time, they probably don’t.

Now, I have something new to add to this list of worries, but the good news is that while you might not be able to control it, you can certainly limit how much of it you get! A new study, which you can read HERE, confirms that BPA is bad and everywhere, especially in soup. The study focused on canned soup, and measured the levels of BPA in people who ate canned soup compared to those who ate fresh soup. Of course, the people who ate canned soup had more BPA in their bodies.

Now you might think that by avoiding soup, you can avoid BPA! Unfortunately BPA is all over the place. Even plastics that don’t contain BPA leak endocrine-disrupting chemicals according to another article you can read HERE.

Already, states such as Minnesota and Connecticut, and countries such as Canada and  even China are regulating or outright banning BPA. Which is understandable when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that 93% of Americans have a detectable amount of BPA in their systems. When we’re not entirely sure what exactly BPA does to people who ingest it, this is definitely worrying.

Fortunately, you can limit your exposure to BPA by avoiding canned foods and  by not heating food in plastic containers, you could also use substitutes for plastic containers, or you could go live in a cave, give up all wealth and worldly possessions,  and cut yourself off entirely from society.

-Evan

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