No more than 10 percent of breast cancers are genetic, and science increasingly points to toxic chemicals and radiation as factors in the sharp rise of breast cancer incidence.
Bisphenol A, or BPA has gotten a lot of bad press lately. BPA is a toxic chemical that is presently perfectly legal for use in food and beverage containers, mainly canned food.
Presently there is a bill that would ban BPA in food and beverage containers . Health Canada released research results showing that BPA was detected in 96 percent of the soft drink cans that the agency tested. Main routes of exposure to BPA is through food and beverage containers. BPA is used as epoxy resin that lines metal food cans and is also found in plastic food storage containers, baby bottles, and water bottles.
BPA can leech into food especially when heated, so do not microwave plastic containers in the microwave. Nearly 200 scientific studies show that exposures to low level of BPA, particularly during prenatal development (during pregnancy) and early childhood (when the kid is particularly infant or still young) are associated with a wide range of adverse health effects later in life, including: breast cancer, prostate cancer, birth defects, infertility in men, early puberty in girls, diabetes, and obesity.
How to reduce your family’s exposure to BPA (Toxic chemical causing cancer):
- Check your kids’ plastic containers for “#7 containers”
Many manufacturers have stopped selling baby bottles with BPA, but you may have old plastic bottles that contain BPA. Check the code on the bottom of the plastics and replace “#7 plastics” with glass . Also do not use plastic cups, dishes, utensils and replace them with other alternatives.
- Choose fresh or frozen food over canned food.
Soups, beans, infant formula, and other food packages may leech BPA from the can lining,
- Don’t microwave plastic containers .
Heat and wear increase leaching of chemicals from plastics.
Try to Google for “BPA and cancer” if you are interested in reading more about this topic.