How Shopping Disrupts Your Hormones

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We all know the dangers of Bisphenol A, which is commonly referred to as BPA. It’s the chemical frequently found in hard plastics, the coatings of food and drink cans, and water bottles. Yet, this certainly is not a complete list.

Bisphenol is a known endocrine disruptor and it interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function, and elimination of natural hormones. It often imitates the body’s own hormones in a way that’s harmful. Some of the reported health effects of BPA on humans is:

  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Male impotence
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Brain function
  • Breast cancer
  • Asthma

While the debate continues on the amount of BPA deemed safe, public authorities and scientists alike do agree that too much BPA in the body is toxic and hazardous, and it should be avoided.

One shocking, yet common way BPA frequently enters the body is through receipt paper. Think of the all receipts that you receive from grocery shopping, gasoline fill-ups, and multiple stores for a variety of merchandise? Many stores give receipts that are printed on “thermal” paper, and this paper includes a thin coating of BPA. Each time you touch these receipts, a small amount of BPA enters the body through the skin.

For the full article and study, read on at hereā€¦

You’re Absorbing BPA From Your Receipts, Study Shows

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