The risks of BPA-free plastic

After the BPA scare of a few years ago, consumers generally felt safe buying BPA-free plastic products.  Well, I first reported on the risks of this last year, and now a new study warns of the dangers of these alternatives to BPA.  The bottom line is that these new plastics pose similar risks as BPA (follow the link above, this one, and also this one for more information).  My recommendation is the same – minimize your use of plastics in your food chain.  Use stainless steel or glass where possible.  Avoid aluminum water bottles too, as those are usually lined with plastic.  Keep in mind that in the US at least, manufacturers aren’t required to demonstrate the safety of chemicals like these before they go on sale to the public.

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