A few years ago, research began to demonstrate that Bisphenol-A is toxic. The substance you disturb the functioning of the endocrine system, the system that regulates hormones in the human body, contributing to the development of a number of diseases. The toxicity of BPA was widely publicized by the press and the bad reputation just coming to consumers.
The substance was then taken from many products, especially those intended for children, such as baby bottles, cups and toys.
The industry has caught the wave of the ‘success’ of Bisphenol-A and reissued several products with the label ‘ BPA free plastic ‘. Many parents bought these products believing that they were actually safer for your children.
Key component in the manufacture of polycarbonate (a type of hard plastic), and used to coat cans and bottles, Bisphenol A could not be eliminated from the formulas of the products without anything to replace it. For such a task, the industry has used very another Bisphenol, Bisphenol-S.
And if I told you that recent research has indicated that Bisphenol S is probably as toxic as Bisphenol-A and also hurt the functioning of the endocrine system?
Because that’s exactly what a study published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives in 2011. Since then, other studies have shown similar results.
Bisphenol-S, as well as Bisphenol-A, imitating the action of estrogen, the hormone that has key role in our body, bone growth and ovulation to cardiac function. Low levels or high levels of estrogêneo, especially in the womb or in early childhood, may alter the development of the brain and other organs.
In other words, it’s like Bisphenol-S and Bisphenol-A ‘ reprogramassem ‘ our cells, contributing to the development of diseases.
And now Jose? If the BPA-free plastic products are also toxic, what are the safe alternatives?
Practical tips to avoid contact with the Bisphenol, or s:
1. In The Kitchen:
The ideal is to eliminate kitchen items made of plastic and replace them with products of glass and stainless steel. The glass is inert, i.e. does not react in contact with food. Pots and stainless steel canisters are also a good option, but care must be taken not to scratch them, in order not to expose the metals used in the manufacture of steel.
The ideal is also avoid canned foods. Besides they are not the best option from a nutritional standpoint, the can that holds the food is coated by a layer of thin plastic that usually contain BPA (or BPS). That is, the contents of the can is in direct contact with the Bisphenol for months, since canned goods have long shelf life. If you do not give up the practicality of using corn already shucked, opts for the frozen version. The same applies to the pea. A relatively simple way to get rid of canned tomatoes (and Bisphenol that comes along with the tomatoes) is preparing a stock of homemade tomato passata.
Because they are lighter than glass equivalents and be resistant to drops, pots and stainless steel bottles are great for transporting the snack and drink the children along for the ride or to school.There are versions of thermal pots made of stainless steel, which help keep food cold or hot.Pay attention to the inside of the lid. Some pots and stainless steel bottles have the inside of the lid is made of plastic. Ideally, the inside is also of stainless steel.
Avoid aluminum bottles because inside they contain a thin layer of plastic. That is, the bottle is just aluminum on the outside. The liquid, in fact, is stored in contact with the plastic layer. To find out whether the bottle is made of steel or aluminium, please read the product description or ask the seller before making a purchase.
- The Toy Chest
In addition to the products that come into contact with food and beverages, we also need to pay attention to toys, mainly babies who are still at the stage of taking everything that reach the mouth.Plastic reigns in the world of children’s toys.In this post here, I will because the material is much more prevalent than an initial assessment of their children might suggest. For this phase in which babies take everything to mouth toys, cotton (preferably organic), for example, are far more interesting than the ubiquitous plastic toys.
- The Megaphone
Don’t you think it’s time for manufacturers and resellers nerve and irresponsible to stop claiming that their products are safe when they are not?If you liked this post, please share it in your social networks!One of the fundamental steps so that changes to business practices to happen is the dissemination of information among consumers.
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