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BPA Reduces Efficacy of Chemo

llight
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Joined: Feb 2010

Been doing some research and really think we need to reduce our exposure to BPA. Here are snippets from sources I found:

“BPA at environmentally relevant doses reduces the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents. These data provide considerable support to the accumulating evidence that BPA is hazardous to human health.” Feb 2009
http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.11788

“Widespread human exposure to BPA is a cause for concern because of the compound’s chemical similarity to diethylstilbestrol (DES)….” Jun 2009
http://ehsehplp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.117-a256a

Cans have BPA-based epoxy liner that leaches BPA into the food -
“…Highest concentrations were in canned meats, pasta and soups. Only 1 manufacturer claims to use no BPA. Eden Foods uses an alternative technology for canned beans but not for its tomato-based products.

…Avoid polycarbonate…. This plastic might be marked with the recycling code #7 or the letters “PC”. Plastics with the recycling labels #1, #2 and #4 on the bottom are better choices because they do not contain BPA.

…Is in thermal paper for many receipts….”
http://www.ewg.org/bpa/tipstoavoidbpa

“A precautionary, prevention-oriented approach should replace current reactionary approaches to environmental contaminants in which human harm must be proven before action is taken to eliminate or reduce exposure.” Pres. Cancer Panel, 2010

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kkstef
Posts: 706
Joined: May 2008

Thanks llight for posting this info. You are right....I keep hearing more and more about BPA and the problems that result. Am clearing out all of my plastic containers and going to Glass!!

Thanks for the motivation to get going on this project!

Karen

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