The Toxic Health Effects of Bisphenol Acetone Found in Plastics and Canned Foods

It was shocking to find out that the Food and Drug Administration continues to allow companies to package their food and beverage products in plastics and can containers that leach low levels of Bisphenol Acetone. Unfortunately, according to a professor of biology, even low levels of Bisphenol Acetone have adverse health effects on humans. Here are facts that are known about Bisphenol Acetone:

•100%: Bisphenol-A (BPA) mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen.
•100%: BPA leaks into food and drinks.
•100%: In animals minute levels thousands of times lower than what humans consume profoundly damaged the male reproductive system and caused cancer.
•100%: Oestrogen breast cancer has skyrocketed worldwide .
•100%: Anyone who consumes food or drinks contained in plastic have detectable levels of BPA in their urine.
•100%: Healthy American males were test to have just 15% non-defective sperm remaining and only half the sperm count of males in the 1950’s.
•100%: Breast cancer cells multiply rapidly when BPA is added.
•100%: A female sex hormone chemical is not good for boys.
•100%: Canada has started banning BPA.

Gabriel Ohara of Wise Up Journal stated in an article on November 12, 2009 that it is worth finding out why the Canadian government has started banning the widely used chemical BPA in containers to packaged food and beverage products that humans consume. Frederick Vom Saal, Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri Columbia, performed tests on plastics, in particular food cans with plastic linings. He tested popular food products that were purchased at common supermarkets. According to Ohara’s article, Frederick Vom Saal, a professor of biology, tested for the chemical BPA (Bisphenol-A) to determine how much is of this chemical leaks into foods and liquids on a microscopic level. According to Professor Vom Saal, plastic and can containers that are lined with bisphenol acetone are unstable. It has been the practices of plastics manufactures to add bisphenol acetone to their products to create a glass like surface that are less likely to crack. According to professor Vom Saal, the chemical BPA is known to mimic estrogen, a female sex hormone.  Additionally, in 1936 BPA was considered for use as an oestrogen drug.   

It is widely known by scientists that plastics and cans lined with BPA are unstable because chemicals  leach out of these containers at very low levels that have a powerful effect on humans.  According to Professor Vom Saal, even though the testing he conducted on BPA began at levels tens of thousands of times below what any body has ever tested before, he concluded that these levels profoundly damaged the human male reproductive system. Moreover, Professor Vom Saal found BPA causes brain damage, causes breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
Professor Vom Saal tested canned products that were purchased right off supermarket shelves.  Then food was  removed from these cans.  Next,  the cans were rinsed completely clean with water and left to dry.  Following the drying process, ultra pure filtered water was poured in to the cans. Professor Vom Sall wanted to determine the stability of these can linings after coming in contact with ultra pure filtered water for only 24 hours.  At the end, Professor Vom Saal concluded that every single product that he tested leached out an amount of Bisphenol-A that would be in the danger zone. Worse, BPA is known as chemical that can alter the way human cells function at below a trillionth of a gram. Furthermore, the professor found BPA can cause high fertility drops and sperm DNA damage to males exposed to this chemical. According to Gabriel Ohara, cans of peas were scientifically tested at over 18 micrograms by the professor of biology and cans of tomato sauce were tested at over 30 micrograms. Moreover, people who consume juice and tomato sauces are exposed to an even greater dose of the female sex hormone because citric acid promotes higher levels of BPA to leech into the juice. According to Gabriel Ohara, even though there are many scientists who have found that BPA causes a fertility drop and DNA damage to the human population and that there are many statistics to backup their findings, FDA still considers it safe for corporations to package their food items in containers that are lined with the chemical. The Food and Drug Administration’s politicy on Bisphenol Acetone is contrary to that of the Center for Disease Control, whose scientists performed tests on the general public and concluded that 95% of Americans have detectable levels of Bisphenol-A in their urine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3_cYZKksvI  http://www.wiseupjournal.com/?p=1227

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2 Comments »

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    Bill Says:

    Hey Mary Grace, you have some great info on your page! Glad you are educating the public. Thank you for posting this information!


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