What is BPA?
You may have seen it plastered everywhere, and advertised on all different products but what exactly is BPA?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastic is a lightweight, high performance, heat and electrical resistant material that is widely taken advantage of amongst a range of different products e.g. Protective eyewear, safety equipment, food containers and medical devices. Comparably epoxy resins is a solid material that uses strong adhesive to create products that are heavily relied on every day e.g. electrical equipment, wind energy, paints and coatings.
In order to create these products BPA is sealed into the material and coating. However, eventually the BPA separates and breaks free, allowing it to make its way into your food and beverages.
The effects of BPA
Exposure to BPA is a growing concern due to the potential health effects it has on the brain and body. BPA can imitate the body’s hormones and interfere with the production, function and elimination of natural hormones. Additionally, research ( Link: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/221205) has linked BPA to fertility problems, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.
How can I avoid BPA?
- Avoid package foods:
Try and eat fresh, whole foods. Avoid canned foods and foods packaged in plastic containers.
- Drink from Stainless steel (BPA free) or glass bottles:
Use stainless steel or glass bottles instead of plastic bottles. All Cheeki Stainless Steel water bottles are BPA free.
- Avoid microwaving plastic:
Microwave and store foods in glass containers rather than plastic.
- Be selective:
When purchasing foods, bottles and toys try to find brands that are 100% BPA free. This should be advertised on the packaging of the products
Are Cheeki products BPA free?
All Cheeki products are BPA free, toxin free and are FDA approved. Cheeki uses the highest quality materials to ensure that they not only will they last a long time but they are extremely safe to use.