What is it BPA?
Have you ever wondered what BPA is? Many companies use this term, but do not explain what it really is.
BPA stands for Bisphenol A, an organic chemical substance that forms the coating of various materials on the market, mainly plastic. In addition, it is also found in coatings of food cans, appliances, household items, DVDs, among others.
Because it is harmful to health, BPA was banned in some products by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinologists and Metabolics of the State of São Paulo (SBEM-SP). According to the Society, BPA can cause changes in thyroid hormones, proliferation of fat cells with nanomolar doses, that is, micro doses of this substance ingested indirectly can cause a series of complications in the body.
Studies show that it is a xenoestrogen, it behaves in the body like estrogens, for this reason it is considered an endocrine disruptor. This substance present in our daily lives, can cause abortion, abnormalities in the reproductive tract, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, hyperactivity, unproductiveness, among thousands of other problems in the body.
After all the studies carried out by organizations, ANVISA (Health Surveillance Agency), banned the import of baby bottles that contained BPA, in order to protect children from 0 to 12 months of age who still cannot metabolize and eliminate this substance from the body.
Several experts are studying substitutes for this harmful substance. They developed diols (building blocks of organic chemistry), hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF), which is a compound from the dehydration of sugars. In addition to HMF, other organic chemicals are being studied to replace BPA.
Many products are still not totally BPA free, but there are some tips that can help you avoid this substance:
- Whenever possible, give preference to BPA-free glass or plastic containers.
- Never take plastic containers not released to the freezer and microwave. BPA is released in greater quantities in contact with very high or very low temperatures, and can contaminate your food.
- Avoid the consumption of canned foods, as BPA is present in greater amounts in canned foods.
- Dispose of chipped or scratched plastic utensils.
It is worth remembering that UNINJET does not manufacture plastics with BPA. All of our products are released and tested, we have international quality certificates and we guarantee our high standard products at an affordable price.