6 steps to avoid BPA
Bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to low fertility, breast cancer, and learning disabilities. In this video, Robin Miller, MD, shares 6 easy steps to minimize your family's exposure to BPA.
Hi. Dr. Miller here with an important health tip for your family. [MUSIC PLAYING]
We live in a world of plastic, including products made with bisphenol A, also called BPA. It's all around, from soup cans to drink containers.
Animal studies find that BPA lowers fertility, increases breast cancer risk, and causes genetic changes.
The latest research shows that the exposure early in life hinders adult learning ability. Here are six ways to reduce BPA exposure.
Eliminate canned foods. BPA lines them. And opt for fresh or frozen foods. In a small study, families who ate fresh food for three days
saw their blood levels of BPA drop by 66%. Use ceramic, metal, and glass in the kitchen.
These materials don't contain BPA. Use metal water bottles without BPA liners.
Don't use plastic containers with the numbers 3 or 7 on the bottom. Avoid number 6, too.
And buy low-density, polyethylene plastic wrap. Avoid thermal printed receipts.
One receipt made from this coated paper delivers about 2% of your daily exposure to BPA.
Don't put boiling liquid in plastic containers made with BPA. It'll seep into your food. For more ways to protect your family's health,
watch all our smart tips. [HEART BEAT] [BEEPING]
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