There are tens of thousands of chemicals used in consumer products and in manufacturing and the vast majority of these chemicals have not been tested to insure that they are safe in terms of exposure to humans. The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 grandfathered some 62,000 chemicals on the market in 1976, despite the lack of safety data to support this policy. Another 20,000 chemicals have come onto the market since, also with little or no information about their possible consequences for human health. Many of these chemicals are untested: scientists do not understand their implications for human health, alone or in combination with other pollutants people encounter in their daily lives.
So to make life easier for themselves and to save the chemical manufacturers and government regulatory bodies money from having to test and determine safety for all of these chemicals Congress just decided to abdicate its responsibility and declared that all of these chemicals were safe for human consumption. How nice of them. But many of these chemicals are now being found to be toxic and a movement is underway to get them out of products or banned altogether and one of the more researched and toxic of these chemicals is Bisphenol A or BPA.
According to a recent study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction “pregnant mice exposed to BPA experience significant genetic changes in their fetal ovaries, indicating that the next generation of their offspring will likely be born with serious genetic defects”. The study performed through Washington State University by Dr. Patricia Hunt and colleagues “exposed female mice to levels of BPA roughly equivalent to the levels humans are exposed to on a regular basis. The team discovered that in as little as 12 hours after exposure, egg production in exposed mice suffered reproductive damage. They believe exposure even altered the reproductive capacity of the mice’s grandchildren”.
What makes this so disturbing is that this study was performed with very low levels of BPA and that BPA is in many of the water bottles currently on the market. According to reports, there have already been more than 200 studies conducted about BPA’s dangers, many of which implicate the chemical as being highly dangerous even at extremely low levels.
With that many studies showing that this chemical is extremely hazardous to humans how can it still be allowed to be used in consumer products that are consumed by millions of people daily? Easy, money! I am sure BPA is very inexpensive and remaking products with other non-toxic substitutes would be expensive. Plus the manufacturers of BPA would resist any kind of such change since it would hurt their profits.
Patrick Hayes is the owner of Kelatox Products. He has been an outspoken advocate of proper nutrition, detoxification and exercise for a long time.For more information about Kelatox and chelation therapy, visit us at www.ChelationHealthProducts.com