1 Feng Shui tip for your Kitchen that can help the health of Generations.
Day #213 of #365 Days of Feng Shui
There’s a particular chemical that is lurking in your kitchen, that you may not be aware of.
And that is BPA or Bisphenol A.
BPA is a particular chemical that is in certain plastics. Mainly labelled #3 and #7, but sometimes not labelled at all.
And there are studies which link BPA to the disruption of the endocrine system, damaging reproductive health and immune function.
It has also been linked to hyperactivity and behavioural issues in children, impaired brain function and heart disease to name a few.
In 2010 Canada listed BPA as a ‘toxic’ compound to both humans and the environment. And some states of U.S have banned it altogether.
Unfortunately the Australian Government is still stating that BPA is safe as it is eliminated from the human body quickly, though fails to recognise that this chemical is now part of most food, storage or cooking items. Meaning this chemical will be constantly ingested. Though the Australian Government has taken steps to phase it out of baby bottles.
But here’s the thing…
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission the world on the whole produces 2 million tonnes of BPA per year.
2 million tonnes per year!
Of a chemical that is leaching into our food chain.
So here is a list of the most common items that contain BPA and how you can eliminate it from your kitchen (and hopefully the rest of your home).
Note:- Heat and very low temperatures also encourage the leaching of this chemical into your food.
Plastic kettles – not all plastic kettles have BPA but it’s better to opt for glass or stainless steal kettles.
Plastic Utensils – Stirring spoons, measuring cups, measuring spoons etc opt for wooden or stainless steal.
Plastic containers – storage containers, baby food containers, food packaging. And never place them in the microwave or freezer as the chemical has a higher potential to leach. Opt for glass or stainless steal.
Cans – this is a biggy. Most cans that contain your ‘canned food’ such as baked beans, tomatoes etc have a sprayed resin which has BPA in it. So opting for fresh food, dried beans or glassed items is best.
Cling Film – use glass storage or paper to wrap food or paper bags.
Soft Drink Cans – also contain BPA. For your health it is best to cut out soft drink all together but if you must drink it opt for glass bottles.
Baby Bottles – you can now buy glass baby bottles.
Water cooler from the office – if there is one of those water coolers with the big plastic bottle refill, you may need to ask, is that bottle BPA free? Also another thing to consider, is during the summer months, how long do they sit in the sun on the trucks heating the plastic and water?
By starting to replace these regular kitchen items with safer products you will reduce your chemical intake of BPA. And improve your children’s health and future health.
And also hopefully lower the production and the impact BPA it’s having on our environment as well.
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