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Bisphenol-S Added to BPA-Free Products by Greedy Corporations

Elizabeth Renter
June 22nd, 2012
Updated 11/02/2012 at 8:09 pm
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We’ve all seen the “BPA-free” labels affixed prominently to new plastic products. And many of us have fallen for the ruse, purchasing these new water bottles and food storage containers thinking we can still enjoy the convenience of plastics without the hormone-altering BPA. But what manufacturers are using in place of BPA might not be any safer. It’s known as bisphenol-S, and as a matter of fact, it could be even worse.

Corporations Add Toxic Bisphenol-S (BPS) to BPA-Free Products

Bisphenol-A (BPA) has made headlines over the past several years for the growing awareness of its dangers. Namely, it mimics estrogen in the body, throwing hormones out of whack. Although the United States and Europe have banned BPA in baby bottles, Canada remains the only country that has officially declared BPA as a “toxic substance.” Because of this, many people have smartly begun shunning plastics, opting for glass or metal, or choosing the new slick and expensive drinking bottles labeled “BPA-free”.

In place of BPA, manufacturers have begun using something called bisphenol-S (BPS). Unfortunately, there is no indication that BPS is any safer. On the contrary, it could be even worse than the villainized BPA. So, why are manufacturers using it? Well, because they can!

Read: The BPA Solution | How to Naturally Reverse the Effects

There is little information available on BPS at this point. Scientific research is lacking, and because there is little to say that it’s bad for you, manufacturers don’t have to worry (yet) about the repercussions of putting it in their products and selling it to unknowing consumers.

According to the Environmental Science and Technology, bisphenol-S is actually of a “comparable potency” to BPA. Also, it is “less biodegradable, and more heat-stable and photo-resistant” than its predecessor BPA. What does this mean? Well, it has the same estrogen-mimicking qualities and it doesn’t degrade as quickly as BPA, so it can stick around in your body for longer periods of time.

This isn’t a new practice—skirting public fears by playing on their ignorance. Plastic manufacturers know that the information about bisphenol-S is still in an infancy stage. They know they can get a few good years off of this “BPA-free” label craze before science catches up with them. So, in the meantime, they will keep selling you their new supposedly-safer products and probably even sell them at a higher price!

The bottom line is that we don’t know everything that is now being included in plastics. They are likely an “alphabet soup of toxic chemicals,” according to Mercola. Even canned goods are lined with BPA. Your best bet is to stick with glass whenever possible for food storage, drinking water, and microwaving (if you still do that).

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  • Annie

    unfortunately for some reason most people will do anything for money. their time is coming. vengeance is Mine, I will repay, I am He who searches hearts and minds says the LORD. – turn to God and accept the teachings of Jesus his Son; love your neighbour and the stranger, return only good for bad in all circumstances.

    • Nonkon

      Thanks, appreciate seeing a word of faith, supporting our stewardship of the environment which God gave to Adam in the Garden of Eden.

  • earthyone

    HA! Well said fuzzy!

  • fuzzy

    Hemp plastics are natural and biodegradable as opposed to Queen Beatrix's and Queen Elizabeth's Shell and BP Gasoline based bottles.

    Hemp is sanity.

    However the drawback to using hemp plastics is that it doesn't aid population reduction and poisoning the landfills which would end mandatory recycling and people would live better lives.

    I guess we have to leave it to the mad scientists to figure out new ways to use gasoline based plastics.

    • Nonkon

      Get your info into the pro environment websites as they have the ability to reach their already established audiences like you & I.