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BPA-free plastic bottles may be as dangerous as BPA plastic

BPA-free products are now using a BPA with a slight twist to it’s chemical molecule so that it is no longer “BPA” .  BPA, chemically known as “bisphenol A”,  can be twisted into “bisphenol S” (BPS).

“BPS is one of the substitutes used in BPA-free products. There is implied safety in BPA-free products. The thing is, the BPA analogs—and BPS is one of them—have not been tested for safety in humans.” according to Hong-Sheng Wang, PhD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics in an article published by “HealthNews” at the University of Cincinnati.

Recent animal studies show that BPS disrupts heart rhythms in females.  The Gig Harbor Times notes that the testing procedure outlined in article used rats and injected the BPS solution directly into the animal veins.  However, this first study may be the one of many studies to come and should be taken seriously.

BPA has an extensive and alarming history.  Readers are cautioned to understand the nature of these chemical compounds in our daily lives.  For example, the scientific research group “The Endocrine Society” provides this list of BPA studies:

There are more studies on BPA (none on BPS) that were conducted over a long period of time before industry stopped using BPA in many consumer products.

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