The Effects Of Bpa On Human Health

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Humans use plastic and metal bottles, containers, etc. as a convenient and efficient way to carry around foods and drinks throughout the day. Plastic bottles and containers are used every day by millions of people without really questioning it, but do we really know exactly what they are made up of? Even though the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is a way to create efficient plastic and packaging materials, it is a danger to human health. They have untold potential to damage our health in many ways, that can be temporary or permanent. I believe that BPA is dangerous to human health and the environment, and it is important to change the way it is consumed and used. BPA contamination in food can result in health problems such as structural…show more content…
Although the FDA states that the levels of BPA in foods and beverages is safe, studies and experiments show differently. Based off of hundreds of experiments and studies from all over, Bisphenol A can cause many health risks and problems to the human body. Some of the health risks include: structural damage to the brain, impaired learning, altered immune function, etc. BPA also affected infants and babies immensely; BPA is common in baby bottles, sippy cups, baby formula cans, and other products for babies and young children (WebMD). Many urine studies have found higher BPA concentrations in children than adults, as well. Not only can BPA affect the human body, but it can also affect plants and aquatic life. Plastic containing BPA that ends up in the ocean, can contaminate the environment. “BPA can undermine the reproduction and development of aquatic life, especially fishes. There is also compelling evidence that aquatic invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians are also affected” (Medical News Today). Many people wonder why using products that are BPA free is not a simple solution. The reason is because the product may not contain BPA, however it will most likely contain Bisphenol S (BPS), which is just as dangerous if not more, as BPA. “Yet BPS is getting out. Nearly 81 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine. And once it enters the body it
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