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BPA Harmful

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Published on Nov 4, 2009

Where BPA comes from
BPA, also known as Bisphenol A, is found in many plastic food containers and bottles. BPA can leach into foods and drinks and cause health problems in humans. While many believe that BPA is not toxic, studies have shown that even in low doses, BPA can disrupt the endocrine systems and can lead to obesity, breast cancer, reproductive issues, and lead to hyperactivity. Ninety-five percent of Americans are believed to have BPA in their urine.
How we ingest BPA
BPA will leach from the food container or drink bottle when foods are highly acidic, when the item has been cleaned with strong detergents, or when it is exposed to high temperatures. People consume these food items and therefore introduce BPA into their bodies. Once it enters the body, BPA disguises itself as and mimics estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that controls brain development, the reproductive system and fetus development.
Affect of BPA in mice and humans
While most studies have been performed on mice and not humans, scientists believe that the act of the BPA taking place of the estrogen can alter the development of the mammary glands, affects the egg cells and cause chromosomal defects. This fake estrogen hormone also affects sperm count in males and causes small testes and enlarged prostates.
Affect of BPA in Children
The worst threat of BPA is in infants. As mothers and even fathers ingest BPA, it can result in children born with chromosomal defects. BPA's have been found in fetal blood and umbilical cord blood proving that babies are exposed to it. Chromosomal abnormalities may cause abnormal appearances, delayed mental development and most often miscarriages. Seventy percent of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal defects.
The FDA is run by corporations. Eugenics is alive and well. Education and speaking out are the keys to keeping our freedom. --Peace.

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