By now you've probably heard about BPA and how you should avoid it or you've seen products advertise that they're BPA free. But what exactly is BPA and why is it dangerous?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in hard plastics and the coatings of food and drink cans. It is used to make water bottles, baby bottles, medical and dental devices, electronics, sports equipment, and more.
When absorbed into the body, BPA can imitate hormones such as estrogen and have hazardous effects on health. In a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they found that 95% of adult and 93% of child urine samples contained traces of BPA. The US Endocrine Society has expressed public concern over the amount of BPA humans are currently exposed to.
Keep reading to learn about the possible health hazards of BPA.
- Scientists have shown that BPA can cause reproductive disorders by affecting egg quality and egg maturation
- Impotence has been linked to BPA exposure among men
- Scientists at the University of Cincinnati reported that BPA can cause heart disease in women and may reduce the efficiency of chemotherapy treatment
- Researchers in California have shown that BPA exposure has been linked to type 2 diabetes
- A study by the Yale School of Medicine found a possible increase in breast cancer risk among women who had been exposed to BPA in the womb
Everyone is susceptible to the hazards of BPA but babies and children are the most sensitive so its very important to limit their exposure to the chemical. Dolphin Blue has always ensured that our toys are healthy for the environment and healthy for kids. Our Green Toys are made from recycled milk containers and are BPA free.
When you're shopping this holiday season be sure to check packaging on all toys and kitchen products to ensure they're BPA free and safe for your loved ones!