1BPA Substitutes are Not Necessarily Safe:
According to an article in National Geographic, Hunt and her affiliate staff conducted a new study to discover the effect of BPA chemical on the mice, and observed something abnormal. Experimental mice were kept in BPA free cages and divided into two main groups. One group was exposed to BPA while the other was not.
The second group of mice started to display genetic alterations, comparable to the mice receiving BPA. Further ahead, the researcher team noticed that the second group was exposed to BPA replacements, bisphenol S or BPS, which caused a change of chromosomes and resulted in deficiencies in sperm production.
Subsequently, the team carried out follow up tests aiming at the exposition of the mice to BPA alternatives, such as BPF, BPS and BPAF, and found out similar results. Besides, the researchers realized that these compounds could be passed along to the next generation of mice, as the effect of these chemicals can last for a considerable amount of time.
Two decades ago, the very team revealed that BPA chemical distorts chromosomes.
The alarming fact is that all of these replacements are not clearly distinct from BPA, as they have the same chemical formula with almost negligible differences.
National Geographic reported that Johanna Rochester, a senior scientist at the nonprofit The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, who did not participate in the aforementioned research, declared that we should keep our distance from all these alternatives instead of waiting for decades to discover that they are potentially harmful for human health.
To conclude, Hunt further added that whether it is BPA-based or BPA-free plastic, suspicious plastic products should be definitively avoided.