Can You Prevent BPA Contamination?
In the past, laboratory studies involving rats have shown that BPA works as an endocrine disruptor. This means BPA had an effect on hormones in the rats' bodies, which led researchers to express concern that it could also affect hormones in people ... namely, in small, developing children.
So Why is BPA Still Out There?
In its mission to make sure people aren't eating and drinking harmful substances, the Food and Drug Administration has declared BPA safe for use in food and drink containers. The FDA's research is ongoing, but it currently maintains that the low levels of BPA people are exposed to through their containers aren't enough to cause harm. However, since 2012, the FDA has recommended that baby bottles and toddlers' sippy cups not be made with plastic that contains BPA, since infants and children are more sensitive to the effects of chemicals.