Health officials in Canada have classified bisphenol A (BPA) as toxic. The chemical, added to plastics, mimics estrogen and has been linked to birth defects in boys, heart disease in adults, and lower sperm counts and breast cancer in mammals. Read more about BPA in plastic
USA Today reports that Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like chemical in plastic, has been found in 93% of Americans tested. Recent studies suggest that BPA alters the development of the brain and prostate gland in children. This synthetic estrogen chemical has also been linked to a host of cancers, heart disease, early-onset puberty, obesity, and diabetes.
BPA is found in baby bottles, plastic utensils, dental sealants, food can linings, and plastic bottles. The longer a liquid sits in a container with BPA, the more BPA leaches into the liquid. Read more about BPA in plastic