Wednesday, April 13, 2016

THE DANGERS OF BPA IN CANNED GOODS

  • Despite promises to phase out use of BPA, two-thirds of cans still contain the hormone-mimicking chemical. Among the worst offenders are Campbell’s, General Mills, and Del Monte
By Dr. Mercola
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that can be found in countless personal care and plastic products, including the liners of canned goods, plastic and non-stick food containers, plastic wraps, water bottles, and cashier's receipts.
The American Chemistry Council, an industry trade group, has consistently insisted BPA is safe,1 and has opposed both state and federal legislative proposals to ban the chemical.

How BPA May Affect Your Health

BPA, which mimics the hormone estrogen, has been linked to:
Structural damage to your brain; hyperactivity, increased aggressiveness, and impaired learningEarly puberty, stimulation of mammary gland development, disrupted reproductive cycles, ovarian toxicity,7 and infertility8
Breast cancer9High blood pressure and heart disease10,11,12
Increased fat formation and risk ofobesityIncreased prostate size, decreased sperm production, hypospadias (penis deformation),13 erectile dysfunction,14 and stimulation of prostate cancer cells
Altered immune functionPreterm birth15
DiabetesReduced efficacy of chemotherapy treatment16
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