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Many BPA-Free Plastics Are Toxic. Some Are Worse Than BPA

Plastics are everywhere. They’re in our clothes. They’re in our furniture. They’re even in our food, seeping in through all manner of bags, boxes, wrappings, liners and seals. Rip open any package and microplastic bits flood out. Plastics helped bring about the modern era of affordable convenience. But that ease has also put our health at risk. For more than half a century, manufacturers have been making plastics stronger and longer lasting thanks to an industrial chemical called bisphenol A, or BPA. But study after study has now shown that BPA is toxic to human brains, reproductive systems and more. BPA can cause fertility problems, possibly including miscarriage, as well as behavioral issues in children, and can even lead to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes in adults. These revelations forced the industry to change. Read more....

 

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