Reduce Your Family’s Risk of Arrhythmia: Don’t Store Food in Plastic
The harmful chemical compound, BPA, may have been removed from many plastic bottles and food packaging, but “BPA-free” products may not be much safer.
The BPA chemical replacements, BPS and BPF, can also leach into food and beverages and may have the same impact on the human body (heart problems, as well as cancer, infertility and other health issues).
BPA Replacement Linked to Arrhythmias in Female Rats
A study published in the Journal Environmental Health Perspectives (Seltenrich) shows that the chemical compound BPS has nearly identical impacts on the cardiovascular system of rats as those previously reported for BPA. Researchers reported a link between BPS and irregular heartbeat. More research is needed.
What to Do: It Doesn’t Hurt To Be Cautious
To reduce your risk of arrhythmia from BPS/BPF, decrease or eliminate your use of plastic storage containers for food or drink.
Drink from steel or glass containers, not plastic ones.
Don’t microwave your food in plastic containers. The heat from the microwave can separate BPA-like compounds from plastic containers, making them easier to ingest. If you must use plastic containers, avoid the microwave.
Ideally, just store food in ceramic, glass or stainless steel containers in the first place.