Why has this not been labeled as toxic in the US?!
Bisphenol A – BPA is a widespread problem because of the sheer massive amounts of plastics being produced in the industry and then released into the landfills. One million plastic bottles are thrown into the landfills every day in California alone, one billion worldwide daily.
Six billion pounds of PBA is produced every year in the US, 3.8 million tons are produced globally, for food and industrial use, such as the lining of food cans, baby bottles, water coolers, storage containers, water pipes & more.
Heating up plastics causes the release of Bisphenol A into the food. All cans, after produced and sealed, are autoclaved (heating process) to preserve the food, which is thought to be the main reason BPA leaches into the food. Some cans of food were tested to contain 100 times more BPA than even a plastic water bottle.
What do the Federal Drug Regulators say?
FDA research has shown that BPA leaches from infant formula cans into infant formula; then it might still be heated by the parents in a plastic bottle, or worse yet, in a plastic liner in the baby bottle.
Bisphenol A – BPA (plastic bottles) is linked to Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Uterine disorders, fibroids, prostate tumors and cancers, miscarriages, breast cancers, testicular cancer, hyperactivity.Blood samples of newborns have been found to contain over 200 toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and Teflon chemicals. ( Environmental Working Group).
Canada was the first nation to label BPA a potentially toxic substance. Why has it not been labeled as toxic in the US? The Food & Drug Administration favors scientific reviews by the industry, rather than studies and reviews by independent scientists.
Research from The Missing Link in Health