Early in 2000 my mother, Diane Collins, was diagnosed with cancer. And like many, I did an enormous amount of research looking for the magic cure. Unfortunately there wasn’t one, and she passed away in November 2001. However during my research I discovered many possible causes of cancer that I’d never heard of before, and whether it’s a conspiracy, or simply ignorance by us the general public, I feel its time people became aware of some of these issues. Some are becoming main stream, while others are still lurking in the dark.
One that was new to me was Bisphenol A, (BPA). Primarily the SafeBottles project was established because of this chemical.
“BPA…the most potent toxic chemical known to man” Dr Frederick Vom Saal
The other key reason for this site is to look after this fragile and vulnerable planet, and some of the helpless animals / mammals that we share it with.
What is BPA (Bisphenol A)?
BPA is widely used to make polycarbonate plastics such as those in the baby bottles, water bottles and compact disc cases, and is an ingredient in the resins used to line food cans. The chemical has been shown to leach into food or water. To see a complete definition of BPA, please check out the BPA Wikipedia page.
The following is a direct quote from the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). As you will see they acknowledge that BPA and other chemicals do leach into food and liquid. However they also say that it’s not proven to be harmful and doesn’t cause cancer.
“In some circumstances, chemicals in food packaging can migrate into the food product, and vice versa, depending on the nature of the packaging and the food contained within.”
This is based on 2 studies that were conducted by the chemical industry. This is a huge industry with more than 6 billion pounds of BPA being produced each year. How “independent” these studies are seems to be questionable when you look at the other 700 peer reviewed studies that on the whole, say that BPA could be harmful. However the FDA and seemingly our FSANZ are overlooking these results.
Go to the Health section of this site to see dozens of quotes showing the adverse affects of BPA and other chemicals that leach from plastic bottles.