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Unveiling the Impact of BPA on Health: A Silent Threat

November 13, 20231 min read

Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used to maintain plastic flexibility, has become a silent threat to health. In 2008, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighted a study by the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, revealing that elevated urinary BPA levels were linked to diabetes in adults. Subsequent research in 2012, published in Circulation and JAMA, associated increased BPA levels with heart disease in men and women, as well as obesity in children and adolescents.

What's particularly alarming is that the levels of urinary BPA linked to these health risks are so low that they wouldn't have been detectable two decades ago due to technological limitations.

Belonging to the family of endocrine disruptors, BPA interferes with the body's hormonal messaging system. By binding to cell receptors, it displaces natural hormones, sending altered messages to cells and significantly impacting health even with minimal exposure.

Despite mounting evidence, influential lobbying groups like the American Chemistry Council (ACC) resisted the ban on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups for years. Only when consumer confidence in other chemicals became a concern did the ACC reluctantly relent. This serves as a stark reminder that perceptions can change, especially when financial interests are at stake.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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