What’s BPA?

Today we wanted to talk about BPA.

BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.

Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.

Researches show that BPA seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA.

Exposure to BPA is a concern because of health effects of BPA on the brain, behaviour and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure and cancer.

But the most worrisome of the negative health effects is that BPA can act like a hormone in the body, disrupting normal hormone levels and development in fetuses, babies, and children. It looks especially similar to estrogen, the body growth hormone.

BPA is especially dangerous when heated up as it will leak into the food or water it holds.

It is an easy swap to purchase BPA-FREE plastic containers and even better metal or glass.

We use BPA-FREE containers for our hot foods like our weekly lunch delivery service, and encourage you all to bring your own BPA-FREE containers to our Central Kitchen and enjoy a 5% off all our wholesome products.

Don’t settle for less, pick from our amazing wholesome food selection on our online shop.

 

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