Bisphenol A is a toxic, endocrine disrupting chemical in our food supply. Recently an environmental health group with more than 525,000 members, decided to sue, yes sue, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over it's stance on Bisphenol A.
It is not easy or inexpensive to sue the Federal Government so you must have resources and a good cause. Well, this group has both, and since the FDA did not respond to their initials petition on Bisphenol A, this citizen group filed a lawsuit asking that Bisphenol A be banned from products such as plastic bottles and food can liners.
What is Bisphenol A? A chemical used for the lining of canned goods and used in the production of plastic water bottles. Those same plastic water bottles that kids use and that are crowding our land fills/dumps by the millions. Animal and human studies have linked this chemical to serious health problems including an increased risk for diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
When we drink water from plastic bottles or eat canned food this endocrine disrupting chemical leaches into our food and water. What is an endocrine disruptor? They are artificial chemicals that can mimic or block the effects of natural hormones from certain receptor cites. For example thyroid hormone which regulates our metabolism may be effected because a receptor cite is blocked. This is like an underground garage that blocks your cell phone signal. No matter how many times you dial, the signal is blocked. This may cause weight gain, or just a sluggish, low energy feeling.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals can give someone with mild PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) a really bad case of PMS.
The reason is this, a woman's menstrual cycle requires a delicate balance of hormones to be turned on and turned off during a monthly cycle. Chemicals like Bisphenol A can interrupt these on/off switches fairly easily causing a woman to have irregular periods, heavy bleeding, missed periods and very painful period cramps. There is no doubt among the medical community that endocrine disrupting hormones are very hazardous to our health.
If you have difficult menstrual cycles, try limiting your exposure to Bisphenol A. Stop drinking from all plastic water bottles and do not eat canned foods. To regulate your menstrual cycle and reduce period cramps, bloating and PMS moodiness take PMS Relief Herb Pac for 3-4 days each month. Enjoy it as any herbal tea.
One final note, earlier this year, the FDA said that it officially agreed there might be health concerns over exposure to BPA and announced a $30 million BPA research program. Change doesn't come quickly at the FDA so in meantime make the change in your own life, for your own good health.