CAN PLASTIC HARM YOUR DEVELOPING BABY? The answer is really looking like a strong “yes.” Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical used in making plastics that has long been known to disrupt hormones, and has recently been shown to make changes to the way genes are expressed in the offspring of exposed mothers. It’s known …to increase the risk of diabetes and thyroid problems. Up until recently, we’ve thought that the placenta filtered out much of the chemicals we are exposed to.
Not true, as this article further confirms. Even the EPA has finally admitted it’s not good for us, but it’s now too ubiquitous in industry to do anything about it. It’s up to the individual to avoid plastics as much as possible (stop this crazy idea of lugging a plastic water bottle around with you everywhere you go!!!).