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By: Zani Alam. What is BPA? BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It is a chemical compound primarily used to make polycarbonate. Manufacturers of canned foods.

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1 By: Zani Alam

2 What 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.

3 Where is it found? Water bottles Baby bottles Canned food and drinks As coatings on soda cans

4  CD’s and DVD’s  Sunglasses  Bike helmets  Bottle tops  Water supply pipes  Household appliances  Dental sealants and medical equipment  Even some cash register receipts are loaded with BPA that may rub off on people's skin. Where is it found?

5 Many things made of plastic are made with BPA….

6 Why should we worry? BPA has been linked to several health issues that might concern all of us.  Increased breast cancer risk  Increased prostate cancer risk  Early puberty  Diabetes  Brain dysfunction  Heart disease  Infertility in males and females  Obesity

7  Look for BPA free dinnerware  Look for BPA-free baby bottles  Never microwave plastic  Avoid plastic containers marked with the number 7 or 3 on the bottom  Buy foods from cardboard cartons  Go with fresh or frozen foods or those packaged in glass or cartons  Try to use glass or stainless steal containers when storing food How can you avoid exposing your body to this harmful chemical?


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