ToxPlanet believes that effective chemical research shouldn’t compromise safety. One big safety concern these days is the level of BPA in our plastic. Today, it’s difficult to find a plastic or resin that does not contain BPA, or bisphenol A. First synthesized back in the late 19th century, BPA has had a long and very profitable relationship with plastic manufacturing. In the 1950s, researchers found that plastic containing BPA was incredibly durable, and a manufacturing revolution was born. It wasn’t until the 1990s that researchers accidentally discovered the harmful side effects of BPA. It turned out that chemical molecules actually leak out from the plastic into whatever substance is contained within. This revelation sent people scrambling to search for BPA alternatives.
Why we Need BPA Alternatives
Why is BPA so concerning? Apart from the fact that there are still many things we don’t know about it, there are concerns about long term exposure and ingestion of BPA. This includes how it affects infants and fetuses, as well as the brain and components of the endocrine system like the pituitary gland. Essentially, BPA acts as a “disruptor” to many of these vital growth systems. With a high enough exposure, they lead to complications in the reproductive system. BPA also effects puberty in children, and it is linked to cancer and high blood pressure. The concern is so great that many countries, as well as 11 U.S. States, have banned the use of BPA in baby products like bottles.
The FDA has said that, currently, there are no harmful effects of a low exposure to BPA. With the incredible amount of BPA plastic available all around us, however, we can’t really say that any of us are at “low exposure.” Fortunately, once this danger was known, many manufacturers switched to using BPA alternatives in their plastics. Unfortunately, however, recent findings suggest that the alternatives available may not be as hazard free as originally thought. Some of them show the same ind of effects as BPA. When it comes to your own research, how can you find which alternatives are viable and safe?
Find BPA Alternatives . . . Now!
One of the best methods is to use an effective and comprehensive chemical database. A good database will be easy to navigate, up-to-date, and able to deliver results quickly. ToxPlanet’s database does all of these things! Using ToxPlanet, you can search for chemicals with the strength properties you need, but without the harmful endocrine disruptions. Our database is easy to use because you search for chemicals using their universal CAS number. You have access to all the information on these alternative chemicals, no matter their name, symbol, or synonym. This means you also have access to foreign studies as well. With all that data secured in one location, you will find what you need quickly without resigning to wading through hours of useless information.
Whether you are searching for BPA Alternatives or any other essential information, trust ToxPlanet to help you get the job done. Don’t believe me? Take a free two week trial of ToxPlanet and experience it for yourself. We are confident that you’ll see the difference immediately. Make sure your research stays safe and informed, with ToxPlanet.