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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Health & Nutrition, Products | 0 comments

Beyond Everyday Products

It is not typical to actually think about the everyday products we use, day in and day out. Yet, I started to assess my cabinets and drawers. Sad state of affairs, my friends. Zip lock bags Plastic cups Laundry detergent Dishwasher detergent Paper towers Kleenex Coffee filters Tupperware Measuring cups Water & baby bottles Canned foods plastic silverware straws paper products What is BPA? If you have an infant, you probably have been alerted to NOT buy bottles with BPA. But what is it? Bisphenol A Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Where is BPA found? Polycarbonate plastics have many applications including use in some food and drink packaging, e.g., water and infant bottles, compact discs, impact-resistant safety equipment, and medical devices. Epoxy resins are used as lacquers to coat metal products such as food cans, bottle tops, and water supply pipes. Some dental sealants and composites may also contribute to BPA exposure....

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