Bisphenol A, also known as BPA.
What is it? BPA is one of the most common industrial chemicals on the planet. It is used to make clear, tough plastic, like you see in all manner of containers, CD’s,DVD’s and epoxy used to line food containers and water pipes.
Why are we talking about this? Controversy — BPA has hormone-like qualities. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones called them “Gender-Bending Plastic Chemicals”.
The FDA has repeatedly endorsed BPA’s and their studies have failed to show any danger to consumers. Non-FDA studies have shown possible adverse effects. BPA’s have been banned by Canada and the European Union for use in baby bottles. The FDA has withdrawn its authorization of bpa use in baby bottles, but not due to any perceived danger, but for market abandonment.
The market has seen the taint on BPA’s and now has non-BPA products, mainly for marketing purposes. The substitutes being used have health concerns as well, but they are far less known than BPAs.
The bottom line? This is probably not a big deal, but all the same I am going to look for alternatives and use them if possible, mainly because of the estrogen-like qualities. Though it probably isn’t significant enough to affect muscle development, that’s a big area of concern for me.
Reference wikipedia, which i finally donated to today. I give the recommended amount including transaction fee.
Alex Jones article:
Recorded December 13, 2018.
Weight (change since Jan 2018): 198 (-76)
Workout time: 204 Minutes
Total Distance (total since Nov 2017): 8.35 Miles (315.86)
Muscle Mass (change since Aug 2018): 151.18 (+8)
Body Fat: 23.8%
ACHIEVED (1) Run 10.5 miles in one day by 11/18/18
(2) Lose 100lbs by 12/25/18
2019 Goal: 15% Body Fat