The Washington Post
printed an article today (1-13-15) entitled, "BPA alternative disrupts normal brain-cell growth, is tied to hyperactivity, study says".
Just wanted to share some thoughts on the article and how it may be interpreted. The article is referring to a study that was evaluating the risks of Bisphenol-S (BPS - an organic compound that is being substituted by some companies for Bisphenol-A (or BPA).
What was interesting was that a co-worker read the article and mistakenly thought that somehow DrinkMore's BPA-free bottles might contain BPS. Let's address that first and be very clear - NONE of our bottles contain either BPA or BPS!!! Our
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The Washington Post
A report published by the Environmental Working Group entitled "Bottled Water Quality Investigation: 10 Major Brands, 38 Pollutants" was released to the public on October 15, 2008. The report states, among other things, that some of the pollutants found in tap water were found in samples of some of the brands of bottled water tested. Of the 10 brands tested, only two were actually named in the report. DrinkMore Water is not one of the two brands named in the report, and we have no way of knowing whether our water was one of the 10 that were tested.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is purportedly going to make a final decision between today and December 1st regarding allowable perchlorate levels in tap water, according to a document leaked to the Washington Post. Perchlorate, one of the components of rocket fuel, has been linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women, newborns and young children – resulting in a loss of IQ and an increase behavioral and perception problems.
The latest BPA news comes for a Yale study examining the effects of BPA against monkeys to more closely simulate the effects of the chemical on humans as opposed to previous studies using rodents. The study revealed a connection between BPA and problems with brain function and mood disorders in the monkeys – marking the first time the chemical has been connected to health problems in primates.
As promised, I want to keep you all updated on the latest news about BPA (I think everyone who’s been reading my blog knows by now what BPA is!) and the controversy it has driven worldwide.
This is just in from the newswire. The FDA comes out with a statement about BPA. PLEASE take a moment to check out the link below. My goal is to keep you informed about all of the recent developments regarding BPA.
Please forgive me in advance because this is a long entry for a blog. If you truly want to learn more about issues swirling around BPA, then please read it all. I think you’ll find it quite interesting.