The plastics made from BPA have some really useful properties and the industry uses millions of pounds of these materials – thus efforts to ban them have been largely unsuccessful. However, just as with other hazardous substances, a cautious approach is smart. While elimination may not be a viable approach, we should work to limit exposure as much as possible.
Okay, so we’ve established that Bisphenol-A (BPA) doesn’t seem to be a major threat to human health in its current concentration levels, right? Humans are exposed to far less BPA than is generally recommended as “safe” by many governments all over the world, so it appears that BPA is far smaller of a problem than people make it out to be. However, BPA is still bad for humans, regardless of concentration. This dangerous chemical can still have many adverse effects when ingested or absorbed into the human body, which occurs via many food and water sources. Unfortunately for us, a significant portion of the food we eat and water we drink comes from water sources supplied by the ocean.