• BPA-Free Coffee Cup: But It’s Still Hormone-Disrupting

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    Which plastics are safe? I get that question all the time. The Internet is full of charts listing the numbers of the various types of plastic and explaining which ones are safe and which ones are not. Supposedly, (high density polyethylene), (low density polyethylene), and (polypropylene) are safe, right? Does that mean the lid on my travel mug is safe? It’s polypropylene.

    We’re supposed to avoid plastics (PVC), (polystyrene), and (polycarbonate). Polycarbonate is the plastic that is made from the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). And BPA has a bad rap because it’s a hormone-disruptor. Walk down the aisles of any drug store these days, and you’ll find rows of plastic products labelled BPA-Free.

    A new study suggests that a number of BPA-free plastics release estrogenic chemicals.

    Most people know that some plastics additives, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may be harmful to their health.

    But an upcoming study in the journal Environmental Health finds that entire classes of plastics – including the type commonly referred to as styrofoam and a type used in many baby products are leeching into our food and drinks from supposedly safe containers.

    The study’s authors tested 14 different BPA-free plastic resins, the raw materials used to make plastic products, and found that four of them released chemicals that mimic the female hormone estrogen.

    That’s not surprising since new evidence has shown that many BPA-free plastic goods – from baby bottles and sippy cups to food-storage containers – leach potentially harmful estrogen-like chemicals.

    But until now, it wasn’t clear what role the resins played. The new study suggests that sometimes the …

    What we know for fact is that for males, Testosterone levels over the past 50+ years have been steadily dropping – with or without steroids. Charles Poliquin supports that, “Strength coaches around the world are finding that it’s harder today for their athletes to pack on mass than it was 30 years ago.”  We also know that estrogen, for mostly everyone, is on the rise. This has caused a hormone disruption in a good amount of the population. The disruption itself mainly comes from estrogen being spiked too high or just high enough which results in problems to the body systems. Most disturbances and disruptive chemicals cause estrogen mimicking or an increase in estrogen itself in estrogen receptor sites.

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