BPA (or Bisphenol A) is an extremely common component of plastic that can have some pretty devastating effects on health. It is primarily known as an endocrine disruptor because of how it can mess with hormones in both males and females because it can mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.
We’re exposed to BPA mostly from our food and water. Any food or water that is stored in plastic has the potential to leach BPA from the plastic, which we then ingest. If our livers and digestive systems are compromised, then this BPA has a big chance of building up and getting stored in fat tissue until it can be dealt with.
Some of the main health concerns with BPA are:
Developmental toxicity for fetuses, infants and children
BPA has possible effects on the brain, behavior, the prostate gland, mammary glands, and can cause early puberty in females
Birth defects are also a possibility, although it is a very rare adverse reaction (source)
Mimics estrogen which leads to hormonal imbalances
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