BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It has been around since the 1960’s and is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins.
Thanks to research, the term BPA Free and BPA Free products are pretty common now as studies have shown that BPA can actually seep into our food and beverages from containers that are made with BPA which is a real concern. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor, which can have possible health effects on our brain, reproductive development, babies and children, and can cause certain cancers. You would think then that BPA free containers would be good thing, but it’s not that easy.
It seems the most common replacement for BPA in plastics is BPS (Bisphenol S). Based on some recent studies it seems the effects of BPS could be just the same as BPA and no safer at all. So what does this all mean? For me, the jury is out. I still think choosing BPA free is better than not, so for those of you that may also feel this way, here you go.