Recently I was looking for a plastic water bottle, which I planned to use for day today life. I came across with many cheap bottles and tend to buy them due to the low price. But suddenly the facts about bottles with BPA came to my mind and I decided to buy "BPA free bottle" although it is quite expensive than common bottle
What is BPA?
"Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications. " – source wikipedia
Why we need to avoid BPA in frequently used items?
Bisphenol A works as an ingredient, which mimics human body hormones and causes disputes in its hormones system. Medical institutes have conduct many researches on Bisphenol A and found possible causes of Obesity, Neurological issues, Disruption of the dopaminergic system and many of other effects on human body.
Is BPA banned in countries?
Not in many countries, but in 2010 Canada was the first country to consider it asa toxic substance. Up to now European union and Canada has banned BPA especially in baby bottles .
In conclusion it is better to avoid BPA contain bottles and containers for drinking purposes as it may easily contaminate your drinks with BPA and causes many threats (which are being research at the movement )