Is “BPA Free” Really A Safer Alternative?

Posted on April 24, 2014. Filed under: Green Cleaning, Household Tips | Tags: |

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been used in food containers, canned food, dental sealants and a multitude of products since the 1970’s. Concerns about potential health hazards when BPA is ingested has led many families to get rid of their old plastics and search for ones that contain “BPA Free” labeling.

 

Sources of BPA

 

But does “BPA free” really mean safer? Perhaps not.

This article on the EDF website raises the following concerns:

  1. Replacement items may contain chemicals that are just as hazardous as BPA,
  2. Some replacement chemicals have not been studied at all.

What can we do? The article suggests sticking with glass and stainless steel food containers until the research provides clearer answers.

Want more information about BPA?

Read this article on the EDF website.

What is BPA? (Mayo Clinic website)

BPA 101 Video from the Environmental Defense Fund

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