What is BPA or Bisphenol A?
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been used in the manufacture of polycarbonate resins and resins since the 1960s. BPA makes plastic harder for better durability. The annual production volume of bisphenol A is approximately four million tonnes worldwide. Not only can bisphenol A have hormone-like effects, but it is also suspected to inhibit the physical development of infants and contribute to cardiovascular disease, liver problems and diabetes. While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-evaluating the substance, German authorities continue to see no health risk from bisphenol A.
How can you protect yourself from bisphenol A (BPA)?
By dispensing with packaging and articles containing this substance. Especially if they have contact with the skin or food. So you can, for example, on drinking bottles and vessels that do not contain this substance.
Does PET contain the compound bisphenol A (BPA)?
No, PET does not contain bisphenol A. However, PET is also a matter of controversy since hormonal effects have been identified, especially if carbonated drinks have been stored in the PET bottles.