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Bisphenol A and Plastics

Only in the past year have manufacturers of hard plastic products attempted to put alternative products on the market that do not contain the chemical Bisphenol A. Some of the serious health effects caused by BPA have been known since the 1930s, they just failed to become public knowledge until recently.

One of the reasons something was finally done to combat BPA use was because of a recent media blitz surrounding the chemical. But the mal-effects of BPA on people that have been using products containing the chemical for years are very much still there and many products continue to use the chemical.

BPA helps to create hard plastic. Therefore, it was readily used in products such as baby bottles, Britta filters, and Nalgene bottles. One of the main concerns surrounding BPA exposure was the prevalence of the chemical in products used for children. Children are much more susceptible to any type of negative effect from a chemical and BPA is no exception.

BPA and Diseases and Disorders

So far, BPA has been linked to:

  • Obesity
  • Breast cancer
  • Neurological issues
  • Disruption of the dopaminergic system
  • Thyroid function

The neurological issues were particularly prevalent in children who used heated hard plastic bottles containing the chemical.

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If you or a loved one has suffered from any illness you believe to be directly linked to BPA exposure, you may be able to receive damages. Contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.