Nu­tri­tion­ist Melanie McGrice shares her ad­vice

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ABPA or bisphe­nol A is a chem­i­cal used

in the pro­duc­tion of poly­car­bon­ate plas­tics, so it’s found in plas­tic bags, plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles, plas­tic cut­lery and the plas­tic cov­er­ings on food. Although

au­thor­i­ties con­firm that we don’t con­sume enough BPA to be con­cerned about any side ef­fects, it’s worth re­duc­ing your ex­po­sure where pos­si­ble by us­ing glass con­tain­ers

in­stead of plas­tic con­tain­ers in mi­crowaves and dish­wash­ers, us­ing flasks in­stead of plas­tic drink bot­tles

and us­ing BPA-free plas­tic wrap to cover left­overs. These changes can also be bet­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment!

‘We don’t con­sume enough BPA to be con­cerned about ef­fects’

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