By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes
You are more than likely to be exposed to many plastic products on a daily basis. We are often told to drink more water, spring water in particular. Plastic bottles are all made from chemicals. As stated on the BreastCancer.org site research suggests that all plastics may leach chemicals if they're scratched or heated. Research also strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in these products, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may cause cancer in people.
The primary source of BPA is through diet. BreastCancer.org says BPA is a weak synthetic estrogen found in many plastic products. Its estrogen-like activity makes it a hormone disruptor. Hormone disruptors can affect how estrogen and other hormones act in the body, by blocking them or mimicking them, which throws off the body's hormonal balance. Estrogen can make hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer develop and grow, many women choose to limit their exposure to these chemicals that can act like estrogen.
It is important to understand your diagnosis to ensure that you are doing all that is within your power to continue to fight even if you are a survivor.
Use glass when you can. It is a safer way to go.
Always consult your doctor.