Who Is Protecting Us From The Safe Products?
‘Until recently, many reusable, hard and clear, plastic products were commonly synthesized using BPA, a chemical known to have estrogenic activity (EA) that leaches from polycarbonate (PC) plastic products… (Bittner GD, et al., 2014)
‘BPA is by far the best studied as an estrogenic chemical released from reusable hard and clear PC-type products…’ (Bittner GD, et al., 2014)
‘Chemicals are said to have EA…the most common form of endocrine disruptor activity…if they mimic or antagonize…actions of naturally occurring estrogens…’ (Bittner GD, et al., 2014)
‘Chemicals with EA…can produce various adverse health effects…such as early puberty in females, reduced sperm counts, altered functions of reproductive organs, obesity, altered sex-
specific behaviors, and increased rates of some breast, ovarian, testicular, and prostate cancer…’ (Bittner GD, et al., 2014)
‘…in vitro data overwhelmingly show that exposures to chemicals having EA (often in very low doses) change the structure and function of many human cell types…’ (Yang CZ, et al., 2011)
‘…many…studies document in detail cellular/molecular/systemic mechanisms by which chemicals having EA produce changes in various cells, organs, and behaviors….(And) recent epidemiological studies…strongly suggest that chemicals having EA produce measurable changes in the health of various human populations…’ (Yang CZ, et al., 2011)
‘In response to market and regulatory pressures, BPA-FREE…resins and products have recently been introduced as replacements for PC resins.’ (Yang CZ, et al., 2011)
‘However, all such replacement resins and products tested to date (> 500 commercially available plastic products that we sampled—even those that are presumably BPA free) release chemicals having EA, sometimes having more EA than BPA-containing PC resins or products, especially when stressed by UV light…’ (Yang CZ, et al., 2011)
‘However, most importantly, some reusable, BPA-free, hard and clear PC-replacement products could be found that did not release chemicals with EA…’ (Bittner GD, et al., 2014)
‘All of our data suggest that, when both are manufactured in comparable quantities, carefully formulated EA-free plastic products could have all the fit-for-use properties of current EA-releasing products at minimal additional cost.’ (Yang CZ, et al., 2011)
‘Consequently, it is possible to manufacture EA-free PC-replacement products in commercial quantities and thereby avoid potential adverse consequences to the environment or human health…’ (Bittner GD, et al., 2014)
Hopefully, plastic products will be required to get produced in a way that reduces or eradicates their potential estrogenic effects. These and other studies have shown that this transition can occur using existing manufacturing equipment without much added financial burden for the industry.
Estrogen, as well as estrogen-mimicking or promoting substances, interact powerfully with many other inflammatory stress-related substances. It includes bacterial endotoxin, serotonin, and the thyroid-suppressing inflammation-producing polyunsaturated fats and their breakdown products. It potentially leads to a vicious cycle of excessive estrogen production relative to progesterone levels and the development and promotion of many degenerative diseases.
Although it may not be practical or even possible to avoid exposure to harmful plastics that have become ubiquitous in the current environment, maintaining a healthy thyroid metabolism is protective against estrogen and estrogenic substances.
A diet restricting fats, with sugars from milk and sweet ripe fruits, fruit juice, honey and sugar, helps to promote metabolism, minimising the release of polyunsaturated fats from storage. It protects from the damaging effects of estrogen and environmental estrogenic substances.
It helps to avoid lengthy exposure of plastic products to UV radiation or microwave ovens.
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Yang CZ, Yaniger SI, Jordan VC, Klein DJ, Bittner GD. Most plastic products release estrogenic chemicals: a potential health problem that can be solved. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Jul;119(7):989-96.