Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother
Ideas Inspired by: Woman’s World (February 20, 2012 Edition
Have you been reading articles lately concerning BPA (bisphenol-A), and it’s dangers? What is BPA? It is a chemical that can be found in plastic containers and canned foods. Recently, I ditched all of our plastic containers into the recycling bins and replaced them with glass containers. Porcelain, ceramic, or stainless bowls are also a good choice.
Sippy cups were also ditched into the recycling bins. You can easily replace these with BPA-free cups. Baby pacifiers were also replaced with BPA-free alternatives. There are BPA free alternatives with just about anything. Isn’t your family worth it?
What are the dangers of BPA:
-BPA can end up in your bloodstream.
-BPA in your bloodstream can double your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
-BPA can speed up the growth of breast cancer cells.
-BPA disrupts a healthy hormone balance.
There are easy steps you can take in your daily life to reduce your exposure to this toxin. Here are a few simple tips you can start today:
-Throw out worn out plastic containers with food stains.
-Ziploc bags and Saran Wrap brands have created BPA-free storage bags.
-Avoid eating canned food if possible. The lining of many metal cans is coated with BPA.
These are just a few things you can do to reduce your exposure to BPA. Are you ready to take the challenge to switch from plastic to glass?0saves Save If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
Category: Green Living