Now it appears as though BPA can cause breast cancer and other conditions!

October 10th, 2013

What can you do to lower your risk from BPA?

The post titled “What can you do to lower your risk from BPA” by SafeSourcing was dated March 31st of 2011. Unfortunately not much seems to have changed.

Liz Sabo of USA TODAY in an article titled Doctors sound alarm about prenatal health hazards, sites a study from the Breast Cancer Fund. The report cites 60 animal and human studies, which link prenatal BPA exposure to an increased risk of a variety of health problems, from breast cancer and prostate cancer to decreased fertility, early puberty, neurological problems and immune system changes.

As many of our followers know, we have posted regularly about the risks associated with BPA and other products that put consumers and the companies that sell them end use products at risk.

I was reading USA TODAY this morning and there was an article by Wendy Koch titled Study: “Eating fresh food lowers BPA in systems”. The article actually addresses BPA and DEHP and the impact that a fresh diet has on their levels within a person system.

Although I love my vegetables, I’m not sure I can move to a completely fresh diet, but the Silent Spring Institute that conducted the study does offer the following six steps that individuals can take to limit their risk.

1. Fresh is best

2. Eat in

3. Store it safe

4. Don’t microwave in plastic

5. Brew the old-fashioned way 6. Take action

For more detail on each of these items, visit the following Silent Springs link.

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