Bisphenol A Hormone Controversy

Bisphenol-A Hormones in Plastics Used for Bottle Water

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Health Alert for Peri-Menopausal and Menopausal Women

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Being a peri-menopausal woman, my ears perked up when I heard about Bisphenol A. It is present in most plastics used for bottled water. Like most people I know, I drink bottled water all day long. Even the Hunza type water that I sometimes get from a local health food store is stored in plastic that probably produced Bisphenol A in the water over time.

The big hubbub about this ingredient is due to studies, reaching as far back as the 30’s, showing that Bisphenol A has an impact on estrogen in the body. I’m mentioning it here, not because I know the facts about it or much about it at all at this point, but to inform people that it is something that needs to be further investigated.

I’ve thought for a long time that glass was the best medium for storing anything. I also cook in glass as much as possible. The trouble with glass is it costs more than plastic. However, I’d feel a lot better about my bottled water if that bottle was glass instead of plastic. Anyway, I would think that anything which affects estrogen might adversely affect menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms so this is just an initial heads up about the issue.

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