If you thought packaged food was bad, you should see what’s in the packaging itself.
The hormone-like chemical we’ve been warning you about for years — the BPA found in plastic bottles, food wrappers, can linings and more — can leech into your food and drink and may raise your risk for heart disease, according to one troubling study.
That’s if the awful food from those BPA-lined containers doesn’t do the job first, of course.
Plastics chemical linked to heart risk
British researchers used data on more than 1,600 people who were all healthy and showing no signs of heart disease at the start of the study. Ten years later, the ones with the highest urine levels of BPA were also the ones most likely to develop heart disease.
It’s not exactly a smoking gun — but with several other studies also finding a link between BPA and heart problems, there’s at least smoke… and plenty of it.
And let’s not forget all the other risks linked to BPA.
As we’ve explained before BPA acts like a hormone in your body. In fact, it’s so close to estrogen that your body treats it like the real thing, giving you a secret boost with every bite and sip. Hello, man-boobs!
Everything from cancer to obesity has been linked to BPA
We’re not even joking — male breasts have been linked to BPA, but that’s a positively minor risk compared to everything else that can go wrong. Obesity, cancer, diabetes, developmental problems, and even serious sexual problems have all been linked to this chemical — and that’s just the beginning of the list.
The feds have had numerous chances to ban this stuff, but of course they’ve chosen to protect the chemical industry that makes it over you.
That means you need to put your own BPA ban in place by avoiding anything in a can or a plastic container. If the label doesn’t say “BPA FREE” assume it’s BPA FULL and keep it out of your home.
Believe it or not, that alone won’t get your BPA levels down to zero. You simply can’t get away from this stuff. It’s in everything from dental sealants to store receipts. It’s even been found on money.
All we can say is, do the best you can here… your health depends on it.