You remember BPA, right?
Bisphenol-A is that creepy chemical that was in plastic items from food containers to cash register receipts.
In recent years BPA quietly fell out of the headlines. In fact, most people think it’s no longer around and that the problem has been resolved.
The trouble is BPA is STILL out there.
You and your loved ones are being EXPOSED all the time, even TODAY. And there can be consequences.
In fact, new research reveals how this hidden chemical can cause damage so deep inside the body that it can essentially start to rewrite the genes.
And that means it not only can cause problems NOW, but it could also affect future generations as well.
The GENETIC damage of this ‘everywhere’ chemical
The new study used mice because it’s the only realistic way to look quickly at the effects of a chemical across generations.
And what they found was shocking.
It’s as if BPA can rewrite the genetic script so completely that it damages nerve cells not just in your brain… and not only in the brains of your kids… but in your GRANDKIDS and GREAT GRANDKIDS, too!
The BPA damage they witnessed stretched across three generations that were NEVER directly exposed. And it’s exactly the kind of dysfunction seen in autism.
The behavior of the mice was similar to autistic humans. They didn’t interact much with other mice or explore their environments.
Now if you’re child-rearing days are long gone you might be thinking you don’t have to worry about BPA. But unfortunately, that’s not the case. Because it turns out the chemical can cause much more immediate damage.
BPA is an endocrine disrupter. That means it mimics estrogen, which can throw your body’s hormone levels so far out of whack that you could face a higher risk for…
- heart disease
- neurological disorders
Slash your BPA exposure starting TODAY
So no matter your age, or future child-rearing plans, it’s time to take action to slash your BPA exposure starting TODAY.
An excellent place to start is replacing all the old plastic containers and reusable bottles around your home.
Don’t fall for the BPA-free labels on newer plastics. They often contain BPS or other similar kissing-cousin chemicals that are equally questionable.
If you don’t know for CERTAIN that it’s BPA-free, replace it with glass or stainless steel.
Another common source of exposure is canned goods. One study found that women given a can of soup a day for five days had a 1,221 percent spike in BPA levels. (YIKES!)
It’s not just soup, of course. You’ll also find BPA in canned veggies and drinks, including soda and beer.
So go ahead and ditch the cans. Nothing good comes out of them anyway. (OK, except for maybe beer – but stick to bottles instead.)
One more thing to watch out for when shopping is cash register receipts. They’re not only loaded with BPA, but studies also show it can quickly rub off the paper, onto your skin and into your body.
Either tell the cashier you don’t need it or have her toss it into the bag for you.
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