Virtually everyone in the U.S. comes across bisphenol A or BPA every day. The industrial chemical has been in use since the 1960’s.
BPA is a chemical compound used to make polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, merchant and grocery store receipts, paper currency, medical devices, compact discs, dental sealants, water bottles, the lining of canned foods and drinks, and many other consumer goods.
It’s also possible to pick up BPA through air, dust, and water. BPA can also come into contact with food such as plastic refillable drink bottles and plastic food storage containers.
BPA has been identified as an environmental endocrine disruptor for its estrogenic and genotoxic activity.
The Journal of Biochemistry reported in 2007 that there are many lines of evidence that reveal BPA functioning at very low doses as an endocrine disruptor.
The journal PLOS reports that there is both oral and transdermal routes of exposure to BPA.
Studies showed that when test subjects held a thermal receipt paper immediately after using a hand sanitizer with penetration enhancing chemicals, significant free BPA was transferred to their hands and then to French fries that were eaten, and the combination of dermal and oral BPA absorption led to a rapid and dramatic average maximum increase bioactive BPA.
Even though the FDA’s ongoing review of the evidence against BPA, it is still viewed that available information supports the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging.
The question is though, not whether you have been exposed to it, but rather to what degree.
Is there any thing you can do to detox your body of this unhealthy chemical? Yes there is, and it’s with probiotics.