Bisphenol A is such a dangerous chemical that I have no doubt it will one day be banned from all food and beverage products.
Frederick vom Saal
BPA shows up in the bloodstream of 95 percent of Americans. BPA is a common compound found in plastic. There may be some in your water bottle or jug. It is also in the plastic lining of cans of soft drinks and beer.
Mike Adams, Natural News
A 2007 review of 700 studies involving BPA, published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology, found that infants and foetuses were the most vulnerable to adverse effects from this toxic substance.
C W Randolph, MD
This finding may also implicate BPA as a cause of endometriosis and other reproductive tract disorders that occur in women later in life, decades after being exposed as foetuses and/or infants.
C W Randolph, MD
Consensus statement by several dozen scientists warned that BPA, even at very low exposure levels, is probably responsible for many human reproductive disorders.
The researchers indicated that such damage is a possible
predictor of reproductive diseases in women, including
fibroids, endometriosis, cystic ovaries and cancers. Earlier
studies linked low dose BPA to female reproductive-tract
disorders, as well as early-stage prostate and breast cancer
and decreased sperm counts in animals.
Environmental Health Perspectives found that detectable levels of BPA leached into liquids at room temperature. This means just having your plastic water bottle sitting on your desk can be potentially harmful. The best thing to do is to avoid plastic altogether.
C W Randolph, MD
In 2004, one researcher counted up all of the studies done to date on just BPA. Of 104 studies done by independent researchers, 94 found adverse effects.
Donna Jackson Nakazawa
The latest study showed that women with a history of miscarriages were found to have higher levels of BPA in their bodies. The women who had miscarriages were found to have BPA levels on average about three times higher than women who had successfully given birth.
Those with the most BPA in their urine had nearly three times the risk of heart disease more than twice the risk of diabetes, as well as signs of liver damage. Unfortunately, the levels of BPA that were associated with disease are within the EPA’s industry-friendly levels of safety.
The polyethylene terephthalate ethylene (PETE) in these bottles doesn’t contain BPA, but when scratched or heated, other chemicals could be released into your water.
The following research is by world expert Dr William Shotyk – who has vowed never to drink bottled water again – “I don’t want to shock people but here’s what I know: Antimony is being continuously released into bottled drinking water. The water in PET bottles is contaminated”.
Antimony finds its way into water by ‘leaching’ from the plastic in the same way that water absorbs flavour from a tea bag.
Leaving bottled water out in the car changes the chemical
equilibrium so that the materials from the plastic go into the water faster, says Smith.
Janet Majeski Jemmott
High concentrations of antimony can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Evidenced by the recent study which was also highlighted here at Natural News where 90% of cord blood from babies was found to contain BPA.2.
If you have a baby that you are formula feeding, you are likely to be exposing your child to BPA through the formula itself, which is almost assuredly packaged in a BPA-lined can.
In most countries, BPA is legal in food storage – including baby bottles, containers and so forth. Very few companies are using BPA-free containers for anything.
Children in particular have trouble filtering the toxin out of their bodies. High levels of BPA in the body have been shown to interfere with the effectiveness of medical procedures such as chemotherapy and liver tests.