2What is BPA?BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It is a chemical compound primarily used to make polycarbonate. Manufacturers of canned foods and drinks use BPA in can linings where it then leaches into food.
3Where is it found? Water bottles Baby bottles Canned food and drinks As coatings on soda cans
4Where is it found? CD’s and DVD’s Sunglasses Bike helmets Bottle tops Water supply pipesHousehold appliancesDental sealants and medical equipmentEven some cash register receipts are loaded with BPA that may rub off on people's skin.
6Why should we worry?BPA has been linked to several health issues that might concern all of us.Increased breast cancer riskIncreased prostate cancer riskEarly pubertyDiabetesBrain dysfunctionHeart diseaseInfertility in males and femalesObesity
7How can you avoid exposing your body to this harmful chemical? Look for BPA free dinnerwareLook for BPA-free baby bottlesNever microwave plasticAvoid plastic containers marked with the number 7 or 3 on the bottomBuy foods from cardboard cartonsGo with fresh or frozen foods or those packaged in glass or cartonsTry to use glass or stainless steal containers when storing food