You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it.
And although the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is frequently found in packaging, plastic items, and the inside liners of aluminum cans, you’d never know it’s there.
If you’ve heard of BPA, you were probably told it’s mostly a problem for kids who are still developing. But, not so fast.
This estrogen mimic has been linked to many troubling health issues for ADULTS, from diabetes to hypertension.
In other words, BPA IS a problem for you too. In fact, new research reveals if you’re regularly exposed to this creepy endocrine-disrupting chemical… as most of us are daily…. you could be facing the biggest “side effect” of all.
It could KILL you.
Not in a way where it’ll be listed on your death certificate, of course. It won’t be mentioned in your obit. And most people won’t ever suspect the role it played in your demise.
But new research reveals how this hidden chemical could be literally KILLING our nation’s seniors. So today, let me share with you the secret to ushering it OUT of your life for good.
Regular BPA contact linked to a leap in death risk
BPA is used to make certain kinds of plastics because it does the job very well. The trouble is there’s a hefty price to pay. And that’s the health of our children.
Research shows the chemical can mess with the development of kids, especially infants. This is why a few years ago, there was a big move to get it out of all children’s products, especially baby bottles, sippy cups, and food containers.
And I’d like to say we all lived happily ever after, the end. But that’s not what happened, of course. Because despite the controversy, BPA is still here. It’s still all around us. And it’s still getting into our bodies.
BPA isn’t getting anywhere near the same level of attention it did when it was found in baby bottles. But it should, as a new study reveals the TRUE TOLL of exposure in adults, especially older Americans.
High levels of BPA in the body are linked to an up to 49 percent increase in death risk over 10 years. And it’s easy to guess why.
Past research has linked this hormone-disrupting chemical to increased risks for…
- heart disease
Dial down bisphenol A exposure to lower risks
In other words, regular contact with BPA could be sending you down the path towards an early grave. So following are THREE ways to slash your exposure.
- Ditch the canned goods: Sure, stock up on them for an emergency. We all need a pandemic pantry right now. But don’t actually USE them unless you really have to, because BPA is hidden in the linings of those cans, making them the leading source of exposure for most of us. Some manufacturers are using BPA- and BPS-free cans. (BPS is a similar bad-news chemical.)
- Say no to the receipt: Seriously, do you really need receipts for everything? Most are made with thermal paper, which contains BPA in a form that can rub off onto your skin and into your body. And if you use hand sanitizer after handling a receipt, you could increase BPA absorption by up to 10 TIMES.
- Switch your storage: Store leftovers in stainless steel or glass containers instead of cheap plastics. Several years ago, one study found this one move alone slashed BPA levels in the body by 60 percent over just three days. Plus, it cut the levels of DEHP – another dangerous chemical – in half.
You can’t eliminate ALL sources of BPA. It’s just in too many places now.
But you CAN dramatically cut your exposure. And as your exposure drops, your potential disease and death risk will plunge right along with it.