BPA Exposure Triggers Reproductive Disease & Obesity

Holy Hormones Honey! The very product that we are surrounded by – cannot get away from and exposed to every single day – BPA in PLASTIC – is affecting male/female fertility rates as well as our weight.  Peeples is so right – this is a ‘freak out’ – not just on Friday but everyday.  We are being duped into microwaving foods in plastic setting off a chemical fire storm that cannot be smelled or seen – but it is there. Our foods are wrapped in plastic.

Why is BPA dangerous?  It contains estrogen mimickers that are creating hormone imbalance nightmares for women and men. Take a look at the over 600 comments on one post alone on this site entitled: Hormonal Imbalance Anxiety a Precursor to Other Health Issues.

The chemicals in our environment are poisoning us.

It is time to wake and smell the coffee.

Interesting enough – Science Daily – printed a kind-of-sort-of retraction on their story about descendants of rates developing BPA and obesity. Bisphenol A Exposure in Humans May Be Too Low to Cause Problems by Mimicking Estrogen. Seems to me someone is getting a little nervous about the truth getting out.

Friday Freak Out: BPA May Create An Even Bigger Hormonal Mess

Huffington Post
by Lynne Peeples
January 25, 2013

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Among its devastating effects, bisphenol A (BPA) — a common plasticizer in food packaging and water bottles — has been shown to lower sperm counts, damage the uterus and trigger obesity. It appears that exposures to even tiny doses of the hormone-scrambling chemical could pose serious harm.

Such knowledge makes the unveiling of these new studies and stats all the more disturbing:

  • Descendants of rats exposed to BPA developed reproductive disease and obesity, according to a study published yesterday. Researchers found that the third generation had “significant increases” in pubertal abnormalities, testis disease, ovarian disease and obesity. Evidence for this so-called epigenetic effect is piling up and beginning to change how people think about environmental exposures. Will it spark more movement on toxic chemical legislation? Either way, get ready to hear more about this phenomenon down the line.

“Your great-grandmothers exposures during pregnancy may cause disease in you, while you had no exposure,” Michael Skinner, lead author of the new study, said in a statement.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.