Child-Teen Obesity Linked to Food Container Chemicals: Study – Chemical Free Life
Many people already know about the dangers surrounding the chemical BPA (bisphenol A) in food containers like canned food and drinks in plastic bottles. In the case of food containers, the BPA leaches into the food where consumers then ingest it. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor meaning it mimics the body’s naturally occurring hormones, causing a hormonal imbalance for which numerous adverse health outcomes are possible–obesity being just one of them.
In response to the public outcry to remove BPA from food containers the food industry has begun replacing BPA with two other chemicals: BPS and BPF.
The problem? Scientists have discovered that the new replacement chemicals for BPA the food industry is now using, BPS (bisphenol S) and BPF (bispheol F) which originate from the same family of chemicals as BPA, also act as hormone disruptors and carry as much potential risk for serious adverse health outcomes as BPA.