Canada was the first country to effectively declare BPA a toxic substance in September 2010 with many European countries following shortly after. Below you will find a short list of the reasons why BPAs are considered harmful, and why it is a good idea to stop eating packaged foods and opt for fresh ingredients instead. For me, it's just a consolation that I nursed my children until well after they sat at the table to eat solid foods. It was rare that I used plastic bottles, so I hope that the effect was minimum.
Why is BPA considered toxic?
BPA contains xenoestrogens (i.e. act like human estrogens) that are linked to a growing number of health problems, such as early puberty in girls, reduced sperm counts, altered functions of reproductive organs, obesity, diabetes, increased rates of breast, ovarian, testicular, and prostate cancers, and heart disease. They are thought to be particularly harmful to fetuses, infants and children, but may affect adults too.
What products contain BPA?
I think a video would explain this better, but I'm sure you can find more about the subject on the net as well.
This post has been edited by Olive: Fri Apr 06, 2012 06:50 PM