I want to find that happy medium between being conscientious of possible health issues and simply enjoying God’s beautiful gift of life each day.
So, if you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of BPA-free containers, because they’re better, right?
Well, according to a study that was published in the Environmental Health Perspective Journal, BPA free containers are not any better than rest, and may even be worse!
They tested a variety of containers including containers sold as BPA-free and found that even the containers being marketed as BPA-free leached chemicals that have estrogenic activity. And in some cases, the BPA-free containers leached even more estrogen interfering chemicals than the “regular” plastics.
What does estrogenic activity mean? It basically means that the bottles are leaching stuff that may interfere with one’s natural hormonal balance.
Great, just what we need. More hormone interfering chemicals when the rates of infertility are soaring and projected to rise even further, and so many women are having problems. (You can read more detailed info on Wikipedia)
It might not seem like a big deal, but if you’re like me and always on the go toting around a bottle of water it adds up!
I feel like I’m continuously running somewhere: to school, to the grocery, to bible study or miscellaneous errands. And if you know me you’d know that I always have a bottle of water in tow!
I guess the time has come to chuck those plastic containers and find a few well-loved stainless steel water bottle choices to bring into the house as replacements.
What’s your take? Do you avoid plastic water bottles/containers?