Have you heard of bisphenol-A (BPA)? It is a chemical found in plastic water bottles, can linings, and receipts, and research has shown it to have negatives effects on our health.
BPA is an endocrine disrupter which means that it can mimic the hormones in your body causing them to be overstimulated, or interfere with the way they are made or controlled. This can lead to many different health concerns including: certain cancers, diabetes, impaired immune function, and risk of obesity. Not to mention that it can cross the placental barrier. How scary is that?!
To minimize your exposure you can:
* Avoid using plasticware-opt for glass instead. * Limit contact with register receipts
* Eat mostly fresh foods that do not come from a can or package
* Buy products that come in BPA-free cans
* Buy a BPA-Free Water Bottle (click here for an example) to put your filtered water in