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BPA Metabolite as Hormone Disruptor

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Bisphenol A, or BPA, is known as an endocrine disrupter. That means it acts like estrogen in the body. BPA is a component of hard plastic and is found in bottles and toys as well as the linings of cans and cash register receipts. Scientists now propose that a metabolite of BPA called MBP contributes to the trouble this chemical may cause. MBP binds much more tightly to estrogen receptors than BPA does and may help explain why the compound has been linked to health problems from obesity to cancer.


[PLOS ONE, online, Oct. 4, 2012]

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Honestly, it is becoming more and more amazing that we ever survive at all!

Could you please publish a discussion of which plastics do and do not contain BPA? I think it would be helpful for your readers. Thank you.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: You might find the discussion on the Environmental Working Group website helpful: http://www.ewg.org/chemindex/chemicals/bisphenolA

How can we tell if a product we buy is in a BPA (MPB) is in a bottle, can or other container that has this bad stuff in it?

It's no wonder so many people in this country are sick all the time. With all these bad additives it seems everything we eat or drink is bad for us and destroying our bodies and minds. Where can a list of such items be posted so one may copy it and memorize it or better yet, pass it on to everyone on in our address books, thus, hopefully saving ours and their lives both young and old. Sincerely, LL.

BPA is also found on credit card receipts, grocery store print outs, library listing of books checked out.

The Environmental Working Group's website has many lists you can print and conveniently carry with you.

In addition to EWG, the Cornucopia Institute also has printable shopping guides.

How do you rid the body of MBP and BPA?

Two of my go-to websites are www.ewg.org (Environmental Working Group) and www.cornucopia.org (an organic watchdog organization).

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