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Negative publicity about the hormone disrupting chemical BPA has encouraged chemical companies to look for substitutes for bisphenol A. One such compound, bisphenol S, is often used in BPA-free consumer products made of plastic.

Animal research indicates that BPS may interfere with normal heart rhythm. Under stressful conditions, exposure to BPS resulted in extra heart beats and an arrhythmia called ventricular tachycardia in female rats. The level of BPS used in the study was comparable to amounts humans might be exposed to.

[International Society of Endocrinology, June 23, 2014]

The People’s Pharmacy perspective, while acknowledging that BPA has not been proven beyond doubt to harm humans, is that we’d be better off avoiding such chemicals. BPA is readily absorbed from packaged foods (especially canned foods like soup), but it doesn’t last long in the body. Minimizing packaged food can cut down on the amount of BPA and BPS floating around in our bodies.

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    Would washing canned foods, like tuna or vegetables reduce the intake of BPA?

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