If you are using a plastic kettle to boil water for your tea, you are potentially exposing yourself to unwanted chemicals on a daily basis according to various studies.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound used as a chemical building block to make strong and durable polycarbonate plastic, like the common plastic kettle, food containers, sippy cups and water bottles. When this plastic is exposed to heat, it starts to break down and there is a risk that BPA chemicals can leach into your water and food.
According to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, BPA acts as a synthetic estrogen and interferes with the endocrine system of our glands which disrupts hormone levels and hormone balance.
BPA can be found almost anywhere! To minimize estrogenic exposure, here are some simple steps:
1. Look out for the BPA-free product label
2. Cut out canned food, most cans are lined with a BPA-containing resin
3. Avoid microwaving polycarbonate plastics
4. Use alternative non-reactive products – stainless steel and glass are naturally BPA free