Study Shows Way to Reduce Dangerous Levels of BPA in the Human Body
EMSL Analytical provides bisphenol A (BPA) testing services to determine if the chemical is present in plastics, foods or environmental samples.
This week, USA Today published an article entitled “Study: Fresh food diet cuts exposure to chemical BPA”. According to the article, “Adults and children can reduce their exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals, including bisphenol-A (BPA), by eating more fruits and vegetables and less food from plastic containers and metal cans, a study today says. A group of 20 San Francisco residents had 66% less BPA in their urine after spending three days on a diet of fresh, organic and unpackaged food, scientists found.”
BPA is used in plastics, including drinking containers, as well as in liners in canned food products. The chemical is a known endocrine disruptor and low amounts may mimic a person’s own hormones.
Just last year the Canadian government classified bisphenol A as a toxic substance. The material can even be found in some children’s toys in addition to food and drink containers. Concerns over the potential for BPA to leach into food products have made national headlines over the past few years. The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has expressed concern regarding BPA’s adverse effects to the “brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children.”
EMSL Analytical is leading provider of consumer product testing services and is one of the nation’s foremost experts on BPA. The laboratory has made a concerted effort to help educate the public and public health professionals about food and consumer product contamination issues.
“The study published in the USA Today article is yet more evidence of the growing concern over chemicals such as BPA that can leach into our foods from containers and packaging,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “EMSL has witnessed an increase in calls for testing for BPA from consumers, retailers and manufacturers to help protect the public from exposure,” he continued.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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