I’ve heard about plastic being bad for hormone balance – is this true?
Remember when we all went Bpa-free? That was because studies found that bisphenol A (used in plastics) was an endocrine disrupter, mimicking the effects of oestrogen. It can throw your entire system out of whack, with weight gain as a noted side effect. Well, now it looks like the alternatives may not be any better. The chemicals bisphenol F and S (BPF and BPS, respectively), which frequently replace BPA in plastic products, show hormonal effects similar to those caused by BPA, according to a recent study in Fertility and
Sterility. Bottom line: just try to avoid plastic water bottles and food containers.