First, let us begin with understanding what BPA is:
BPA (Bisphenol-A) = “Bisphenol A, often known as BPA is a chemical that behaves in a similar way to estrogen and other hormones in the human body. It is an endocrine disruptor – a substance which interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function and elimination of natural hormones”
BPA can be found in water bottles, baby bottles, pacifiers, dental fillings, dental sealants, dental devices, medical supplies, eyeglass lenses, DVD’s, CD’s, household electronic and sports equipment.
Health Effects on Humans, especially young children and babies:
1. Reproductive disorders (Can affect egg maturation)
2. Male impotence
3. Heart disease
5. Type 2 Diabetes
6. Sex hormones (causes changes in sex hormones in men)
7. Brain function/Memory/ Learning
8. Women’s eggs
9. Chemotherapy (reduces treatment efficacy)
10. Breast Cancer (increases the risk of breast cancer to females and in the womb)
12. Early development in children
13. Obesity especially in young children
In 2008 BPA was declared safe by the FDA and in 2010 they said there was a concern on the health effects it had when it was exposed early on in life. In 2012 it was banned in baby bottles and children’s drinking cups but not on all other plastics.
When studies showed how harmful BPA was, many companies began making products that are BPA-free. Now, recent studies have proven that BPA-Free products contain Bisphenol-S, a chemical that is equally harmful or are an even greater health hazard. They are basically replacing one bad chemical with another bad chemical. Regardless if it’s BPA or BPA-Free plastic it affects everyone, it’s in many items and can’t be completely avoided. We can try to avoid it by not drinking out of or using plastic bottles and opting for glass or stainless steel, for babies and/or young children you can add a silicone sleeve to the glass to keep them safe. Also avoid using pacifiers; babies don’t need them, not only are the chemicals not safe it can cause dental problems.
Of course above all be in constant meditation and prayer with the Most High to keep yourself, your family, and your brethren in good health and not let Esau and his wicked devices harm us.
1st Corinthians 2:11; “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”