Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wellness: What is BPA? & Why Should We Buy BPA-Free Products?

Butterflies, I just recently (this year) came across a ton of information about BPA and BPA-Free products. I know you're like where has this chick been, under a rock? Well yea, I guess you can say that. It was my FunBites Review (FunBites is a BPA-Free product) that got me interested in BPA-Free products and I've been reading up on it ever since.

BPA ( Bisphenol A)  is a non-natural, chemical formulated, carbon-based artificial complex used to make plastic. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and is used to make everyday household items such as baby bottles, water bottles, food containers, food packaging, CDs and DVDs. For years there has been this whole BPA-Free movement (I had no idea) because products made with BPA are said to be hazardous to our health due to the possible chemical transfer into beverages and food items.

So basically "BPA-Free" is any product or product packaging that is made without the use of Bisphenol A (BPA). According to the FDA, BPA products are still safe to use and only contain very a small amount of BPA, however the use of BPA in infant formula packaging has been discontinued. In addition, a number of companies have voluntarily decided to not use BPA in their products. My thinking is if I can do (or not do) something to increase my longevity here on earth then I'm going to at least try it. I'm curious though, what are your thoughts? Please share in the comments below...

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