Why the chemical that has replaced BPA has researchers worried all over again.
When consumers discovered that the chemical BPA could disrupt the human endocrine system, manufacturers of baby bottles and other plastic products scrambled to find a replacement. Their solution: BPS, a “safer” alternative to BPA.
Now it turns out that this “safer” alternative may have exactly the same effect on our hormones as its predecessor. On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Cheryl Watson, lead author of a new study on BPS and its effects on hormones.
Bisphenol-A, or “BPA” has been called “one of the most potent toxic chemicals known to man.” Warnings about exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, have made headlines recently, and several states (and countries) have banned some consumer products containing the chemical. Now scientists have found disturbingly high levels of BPA in cash register receipts. Join us as we
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Laura Vandenberg of Tufts University who explains the origins of BPA, its potential health effects and and how you can protect yourself and your family from exposures.