Staying hydrated is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet, but if your plastic water bottle contains BPS, a new and commonly used substitute for BPA, it may be causing more harm than good.
According to Dr. Ella Atlas of the Environmental Health Centre in Ottawa, Canada, "our research indicates BPS and BPA have comparable effects," meaning that even a "BPA Free" labeled water bottle is likely a cause for concern. Her 2016 study has shown that BPS can trigger the growth of fat cells in the body. Researchers took human cell samples from women volunteers, and found that over the course of two weeks, cells that were exposed to BPS showed a growth in fat. Even the cells exposed to the smallest amount of BPS had this result, which raises big concerns over the safety of the plastic products we use every day.
Not only this, but chemicals such as BPS can interfere with how bodily hormones function. The study explains that "small changes in hormone levels are designed to trigger adjustments in metabolism, respiration, heart rate, and other bodily functions," demonstrating just a few more of the harmful potential side effects of BPS exposure.
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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “BPS Free” label as of right now, making it impossible to know if your water bottle contains this harmful substance. That being said, there's a simple solution to make sure yours is safe: switch to steel, glass or ceramic water bottles, which don't carry the risk of containing BPS. It's a safer choice for you and your family, and it might even help you shed some extra weight!
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