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Why there is plastic in our food?

The plastic containers of today foods and drinks have a huge problem: they are often made of plastic and they leak BPA into the liquid and the food. This is relatively easy to figure; just think that there is no division or protection between the food and the container

This problem becomes particularly acute when things are warmed up (e.g. like a bottle of water left under the sun), when those containers are washed or when they become old.

96% of the pregnant women have been found with detectable BPA levels in their bodies.

Nowadays traces of BPA and other synthetic compounds can be easily found in most of our foods, drinks and bodies. BPA is not even the only dangerous synthetic material that ends up in our body because of food but it's probably the most abundant.

A 2011 study that investigated chemical exposure of pregnant women found BPA in 96% of them.

On recent history we have other examples of chemical that were once commonly present on our dietary cycle and that have since banned by governments because of their health implications. To name a few: DDT, PCBs and benzene.

Will BPA follow? Nobody knows.

To understand the consequences of BPA on our body please proceed to the "health effects" section.


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