Bad news again about the widely prevalent plastic compound Bisphenol-A (BPA). It is sometimes referred to as a gender bending chemical. Bisphenol-A is used to harden plastics. It is unique in that it mimics the female sex hormone estrogen. How widespread is this chemical? Well, it is found in food containers baby bottles, CD cases, plastic knives and forks and big bean tins, to name a few. It is even used in the lining of food and drink cans.
Why we so concerned about Bisphenol-A? because it has the chemical characteristic of the female sex hormone estrogen. It can interfere in many ways, the hormones of being processed in the human body. It has been of some concern as a feminizing chemical on unsuspecting consumers. Continue reading