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BPA free doesn’t mean safer

Updated: Feb 3


Let’s face it despite the marketing BPA alternatives are no safer!


Unsurprisingly, a new piece of research has shown that Bisphenol-S (BPS), a replacement chemical for bisphenol-A (BPA), may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease!

The study found a significant association between urinary BPS and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in people aged 50–80 years. The researchers found a positive correlation between urinary BPS and coronary heart disease risk.


“Although BPA, BPS, and BPF share similar chemical properties, BPS and BPF are not safe alternatives for BPA,” the study concluded.


So it’s best to not buy into the marketing that there are safe alternative plastic chemicals. But, instead stick with well known non toxic stand the test of time materials such as glass or stainless steel.


Even with the boys we use glass as the odd broken cup is worth it to avoid the known health effects that come with the use of plastic!


What plastic alternatives do you prefer to use?


Ref

https://enveurope.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s12302-021-00586-9

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