Studies show that Bisphenol A in short referred to as BPA lead to health problems as well as is not beneficial for the environment. BPA is a chemical substance that is generally found in plastic containers and/or jars which are used for food packaging such as bottled water, food supplements, etc,. Governments of European Union, United States and Canada have raised several concerns regarding the use ofÂ it and its effects however they have not been fully banned from the market so you will still find such Bisphenol A plastic containers on many shelves in our food market stores.
Tips on what you should do and action to take when buying a food package of a plastic container:
First of all, as a consumer, look if there is a label that reads: BPA-Free. Research the company that produced the product and see what their commitment is when it comes to product safety first.Â Note that the BPA-Free materialÂ is more expensive to produce because the plastic is of a better quality and such a product is properly researched prior to its production.
Since most of us drink water and almost everyone reuses their bottled water when going to the gym, riding a bike and/or simply when you are on the go as well as reusing them in your household. We mainly reuse them because it is cost-effective (is it really?) and at the same time due to the fact that when dropped the plastic does not break we tend to use them more frequently without questioning what source they are made from. So, take a look at the bottled water you are drinking from.Â Avoid reusing it and replace it with a new one. You can also purchase an aluminium bottle water which will be more safe to drink from then regular bottled water that you grab from a convenience store shelve on your way to work and/or otherwise.
In addition, avoid using plastic containers to microwave your food because when doing so the plastic heats up and releases the BPA into your food.Â Re-using the plastic container for several months (six months to a year) also has same consequences of BPA being released to your food no matter if heated and/or not since the plastic container is simply reused.
When you see your dentist why donâ€™t you ask them what plastic substance and/or fillings they are using for cavities and/or tooth replacement? Let them know you are well aware of what is happening. Â Inform them that you want to have your tooth cavity replaced and/or fixed with a BPA-free material not with the one that will cost you side-effects down the road in your life.
In the end, take action! Spread the word - tell your friends about it. Go to your local community and raise questions about having a BPA-free society. Visit your local government official and/or write them a letter about your concern of BPA being used in plastic bottles and food containers. Â Note that your opinion counts so be the voice of today that will impact a positive change of tomorrow.