BPA, BPS and BPF in plastic Lids
Aaron Broderick Aug-28th, 2017 19:26 0 0

Do ECOtanka plastic lids contain BPA, BPS, BPF?

ECOtanka Lids are all made from polypropylene (PP#5) which does not contain any chemicals from the Bisphenol family.  PP#5 plastics is the safest plastics to use.

What is BPA?

BPA stands for bisphenol A.  BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.  Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.

BPA is a xenoestrogen, exhibiting estrogen-mimicking, hormone-like properties that raise concern about its suitability in some consumer products and food containers.

What is BPS and BPF?

BPS and BPF are from the same family of chemicals as BPA. Even though it doesn't leach as easily, BPS is likely to cause problems similar to BPA by disrupting estrogen. In fact, it may be even more harmful than BPA itself.

A 2013 study by Cheryl Watson at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that even picomolar concentrations (less than one part per trillion) of BPS can disrupt a cell’s normal functioning, which could potentially lead to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity, asthma, birth defects or even cancer. 

  • new study detected BPS in #7 plastics (typically labeled as “BPA-free”). We've been recommending the avoidance of clear, hard, shiny #7 plastic for sometime because the maker of this new plastic won't disclose what it's actually made from.  Well now it looks like those plastic water bottles, sippy cups and blenders were probably made from BPS after all.
  • Be careful of BPA and BPS hiding in kitchen appliances.  It's tougher to avoid #7 plastics in many consumer products, but we still recommend you try to stick with glass or stainless options when possible. 



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