I received an excellent comment/question on my 10/16/13 post called:
Warning, Will Robinson. My post presented new research that states exposure to BPA in plastics may increase risk of miscarriage and male infertility.
The comment/question I received, requested my thoughts on BPA-Free plastic made by big name manufacturers. I decided to add another post to my blog so details can be provided as an answer to that important question.
For decades now the Bisphenol A (BPA) chemical has been used in everyday items such as food, beverage containers, compact discs, toys and sales receipts. Research evidence shows BPA mimics estrogen in the body and is linked to a variety of health problems. So some manufacturers replaced BPA with Bisphenol S (BPS) and listed their products as BPA-Free.
Okay, so let us visit the research being done: Tuffs University and the University of Texas, indicate that BPS, like BPA also mimics the estrogen hormone interfering with the body's response to natural estrogen hormones. Research from Germany, indicates that BPA and BPS are not the only things to be concerned about with regard to plastic products. Frankfurt Goethe University in conjunction with the German Federal Insititue of Hydrology, tested different plastic bottles. Results indicated that the tested plastic water bottles contained over an astounding 24,000 different types of chemicals leeched from the plastic. Among these chemicals was the completely unregulated DEHF (di 2-ethylhexyl fumarate). DEHF is used to create flexibility in plastic and like BPA and BPS, is a hormone disruptor.
So BPA-Free offers the same amount of concern to me. Besides all this plastic, most of which is not recycled, is also harming our environment. The energy cost involved with plastic as compared to the longer used glass products is a waste, but that is just me expressing my opinion. Revisit my 10/16/13 post called: Warning, Will Robinson, for solutions and if you did buy the glass containers with a plastic lid. Just add a piece of wax paper between the lid and food, even if the lid is BPA-Free.
Bill Lauto, GTG