Toxicity from plastic drinking bottles, review study
journal of kerbala university,
2013, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 316-320
AbstractBisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical used for the production of industrial epoxies, polycarbonate plastics, fungicides, flame-retardants, antioxidants, and other products. First synthesized in 1891, in
the last few years, concerns about this chemical leaching into our food supply through canned goods and plastic containers have increased as scientists have begun linking BPA to serious health risks.
BPA is used to produce almost all of our disposable drinking bottles from water to soft drinks and juice. They are labeled ‘do not reuse’ as once you open the lid and consume the contents, they begin to break down. If you rinse these bottles out and refill them, BPA will leach into the contents
gradually and over time, as the plastic deteriorates, more BPA will leach into the contents. If you leave a polycarbonate bottle in the car to warm, the levels of BPA that leach into the contents are even higher.
BPA is associated with a number of health problems and diseases that are on the rise in the U.S. population, including breast and prostate cancer and infertility. BPA is a potent hormone disruptor. It can impair the reproductive organs and have adverse effects on breast tissue and prostate development. It is clear that BPA exposure can pose health risks to babies first which they are more vulnerable, and to humans in general, but the important question is, should we be worried enough to change our consumption habits?
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