How safe are BPA-free products?

Typical BPA-free commuter mugs

Are these BPA-free travel mugs really safe for use?

As a result of widespread consumer backlash, many companies have rolled out “BPA-free” plastic products, ranging from bottles and sippy cups to reusable water bottles, meant to appeal to those health-conscious consumers looking to avoid toxins.

Many are simply swapping another bisphenol, bisphenol-S (BPS), which is now showing up in human urine concentrations at levels similar to those of BPA.

Research suggests BPS has similar hormone-mimicking characteristics as BPA, but it may be significantly less biodegradable, and more heat-stable and photo-resistant, which means it may cause even more health and environmental damage over time.

If you’re interested in avoiding any number of chemical toxins leaching into your food and beverages, choose glass over plastic, especially when it comes to products that will come into contact with food or beverages, or those intended for pregnant women, infants and children.

Courtesy of Mercola.com

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