By: Erica Blair
BPA (Bisphenol), a plastic that is actually biodegradable that has started to spread like wildfire in our oceans, our bodies and in animals. BPA is used a year to make food containers, re-useable water bottles, the liner of can goods, baby bottles, toys, CDs and DVDs to name a few. Our industrial revolution has made a product that keeps on giving, but not in the best way. 1 million pounds are released into the environment a year leaving harmful side effects on our health.
The side effects of BPA exposure is not limited to the following study based on 400 Americans; 95% of them had BPA levels in their urine.
5 Ways to Protect Yourself From BPAs
· Use stainless steel or glass water bottles and food containers.
· Buy BPA-free canned goods such as Eden Foods.
· Don’t use plastic bags; make your own cloth re-useable ones!
· Ask for paper next time you are at check out line.
· Don’t by bottled water.
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