When it comes to storing your food plastic ain’t that fantastic.
A review of 450 studies on the effects of low dose BPA (that’s bisphenol A), published in the journal Endocrine Disruptors found it can impact the endocrine system at doses 10 to 40 times lower than was previously thought to be toxic. Yikes.
BPA was removed from baby bottles in Australia following consumer concerns. Research has found BPA can contribute to conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, immune response to allergens, behavioral problems and decreased fertility, as it mimics hormones that control bodily functions. But BPA can still be found in low doses in a lot of food packaging and disposable water bottles.
To reduce your total exposure to BPA go for glass containers and avoid foods packaged in plastic where possible. Easy.