The Dangers of BPA in Every Day Products and How to Stay Safe with Eco Products

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BPA, also known as Bisphenol A, is an industrial chemical which can be found in a number of consumer products and food containers.  From 2008, its safety has been questioned and it has become a controversial chemical as concerns were raised about its presence in consumer goods.  Today, here at Eco Hip we advise you on the dangers of BPA and the solutions to staying healthy with eco products from EcoHip.co.uk.

Research Continues to Pinpoint Dangers of BPA…

BPA is often found in plastics and epoxy resins and is used to make containers that store food and drinks.  Water bottles, baby bottles and cans are amongst the receptacles where Bisphenol A is often found.  It is often used to cost the inside of containers however, some research has shown that BPA can become soluble and lead to negative health effects.

The National Toxicology Program at the Department of Health and Human Services has commented on its use saying that there is some cause for concern.  The possible health risks which accompany BPA are a worry.

Bisphenol A has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver enzyme abnormalities in humans.  Many companies now produce a bisphenol free product to help limit exposure to the chemical however there is much you can do to avoid exposure yourself.

Plastic bottles and containers marked with the number 7 should be avoided.  Microwaving foods in plastic containers can also increase exposure.  The National Toxivology Program advises against microwaving plastics which can break over time and seep BPA into foods.  The same must be said for washing plastics in dishwashers with harsh chemicals.

Eco Hip offers eco products which can act as alternatives to bottled waters.  The revolutionary Bobble bottle is not only healthier for you but also for the environment.  It is said that for every Bobble bought, 300 bottles of water will be saved from being discarded.  The Bobble filters tap water as you drink for clean, serviceable water you can drink on the go.  Available for as little as £10.99, visit the site for more information on the Bobble bottle.

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Author: Steven Chasen

Here at Eco Hip we have a simple philosophyTo offer you the best natural products around, so that you can maintain a chemical-free home, body and spirit.For 15 years we have been striving to give people the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from this lifestyle, using our knowledge and experience to guide you through the process from start to finish. We believe that there is a complete synergy between what is best for you and what is best for the environment.Do you ever stop and think about what goes into the products that we use on a daily basis?Did you know that everyday products such as toiletries and cosmetics are filled with harmful petro-chemicals, parabens, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, artificial colours, fragrances and fillers. The list goes on…Why aren’t there stricter regulations concerning these products?Are the waste products of industry being dumped and sold in our personal care and cleaning products?Who is stopping this and telling it how it is?We feel that we have a responsibility to both our customers and to the world around us to ask ourselves these questions every day. That is why we only sell the most responsible and sustainable products.Responsibility to ourselves – All our products are free of toxic chemicals wherever possible and endorsed by Ecocert and the Soil Association.Responsibility to others – We promote Fairtrade produce to stop exploitation and benefit those communities.Responsibility to local communities – We use local suppliers and products wherever possible in order to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprintResponsibility to the environment – All our products use minimal packaging and recyclable materials. Responsibility to the future – We use sustainable materials and ingredients wherever possible.Responsibility to animals – We do not use any products that have animal ingredients or are tested on animals. Our products are certified as cruelty-free and are endorsed by BUAV and PETA.There doesn’t have to be a trade off between affordability and healthy living either. The choices we make now will impact our future, and we want to ensure that the investments you make now will save you money in the long-term.Sustainability doesn’t just have to connote the environment, but your own household too.In the age of information overload that we live in, we know that shopping online can sometimes be overwhelming, so we carefully source our products, selecting only the highest quality ingredients and most innovative designs, so that you don’t have to.Ecohip is more than just another online shopping website. The Ecohip mindset is all about challenging conventional thinking and finding a new way of looking at the world, believing that smalls steps can gradually add up to make a big difference.

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