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Friday, November 13, 2015

Do not underestimate content of BPA in Plastic Containers

PLASTIC is a material that is familiar with the children. Ranging from toys to a place to eat and drink. Because the object is considered safe and durable use.

Although safe, keep in mind the chemicals to make plastic containers can be hazardous to the health of children.

Polycarbonate is a plastic material used to manufacture baby bottles, food packaging, furniture eating and drinking. "The main ingredient of polycarbonate plastic is bisphenol A (BPA). The chemical is not dangerous as long as the dosage can be accepted by the body, "explained Dr. herwina SpA.

The content of BPA low if it goes into the body and digested careful not to cause adverse effects to health. "Because it has been inactive in the body," said the woman who was familiarly called Vienna this.

In recent years, the media and the world of health so vigorous in campaigning danger of BPA or bishpenol-A is often used in the manufacture of plastic containers. BPA can easily be found, in the mineral water bottles, plastic eating place, and on any container made of plastic without any explanation "BPA free".

No wonder when the results of the Centers for Disease Control study found, 95% of adult Americans have traces of BPA in their urine.

According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), BPA is very difficult to avoid. Because BPA may get into the body when a plastic container is heated, scratched, or damaged. In fact, there BPA in water pipes, paint, toys, up to eyeglass lenses.

BPA is considered dangerous because its presence can disrupt endocrine function. Endocrine itself has an important role in growth and development, metabolism, setting the mood, and is also associated with sexual and reproductive functions. Even so, according to the FDA, the current content of BPA in food is not considered harmful.

In fact, the National Institutes of Health, the European Food Safety Authority, and the WHO believe that BPA is not always harmful. However, the bottom line is BPA in certain levels does not have much effect on the health of adults, but can cause serious problems for children and babies.

To that end, since 2012 the FDA banned the use of BPA in drinking and eating containers used in infants. In fact, in the month of July 2013, the FDA prohibits the use of BPA in bottled milk formula and baby food.

Because, in the early years of the baby's growth, the dreaded BPA can disrupt hormone systems that interfere with physical health, growth and development, even potentially trigger an aggressive stance and restless baby.

For that, you can begin to reduce BPA exposure by:

- Reduce the purchase of food with plastic containers.
- Do not eat the soup or eat food fry hot with plastic containers.
- Make sure all baby products marked "BPA-free", including toys.
- If you want to heat the food, use a ceramic container.
- Avoid heating plastic containers without labeled "BPA-free" on the container sterilizing machine drink or eat babies.
- As much as possible not to take or give the baby drinks bottles which have undergone heating, such as bottled drinks all day in the car. Feared, the temperature of the hot car makes BPA in water bottles contaminate the water.
- Do not reuse the bottles of mineral water.
- Dry the container with a cloth. Therefore, BPA is also often found in tissue.


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