BPA Contributes to Learning Difficulties

BPA Contributes to Learning Difficulties

A study reported in Science Daily confirms that the active form of Bisphenol A (BPA) is absorbed more rapidly into the body than previously thought. BPA is a toxic chemical found in paper and plastic used to store food and beverages. As an endocrine disruptor, BPA mimics the body’s own hormones leading to negative health effects. More than two hundred lab animal tests suggest that BPA exposure, even in low doses contributes to a staggering number of health problems in children, including memory loss, learning difficulties, behavioral problems, impaired immune responses, and sensory issues. Children are more vulnerable to environmental toxins as they absorb proportionately greater amounts than adults and their rapid development increases their risk.

“People are primarily and unknowingly exposed to BPA through the diet because of the various plastic and paper containers used to store our food are formulated with BPA,” said Cheryl Rosenfeld associate professor in biomedical sciences and Bond Life Sciences investigator. “We know that the active form of BPA binds to our steroid receptors, meaning it can affect estrogen, thyroid and testosterone function. It might also cause genetic mutations. Thus, this chemical can hinder our ability to reproduce and possibly cause behavioral abnormalities that we are just beginning to understand.”

Eight billion pounds of BPA are produced every year. Ninety-percent of people in the United States have measureable amounts in their bodies. Plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA. In the European Union and Canada, BPA use has been banned in baby bottles.

To decrease further exposure to BPA, the National Institute of Environmental Health Services recommends avoiding canned foods, using glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers to store food and drinks and using baby bottles that are BPA free.

“We believe that these mouse model studies where the BPA exposure is through the diet is a more accurate representation of what happens to BPA as the human body attempts to processes this toxic substance,” said Rosenfeld. “When BPA is taken through the food, the active form may remain in the body for a longer period of time than when it is provided through a single treatment, which does not reflect the continuous exposure that occurs in animal and human populations.”

What is the solution for current exposures?

At BioRay we believe nature has the answer and science confirms it. Research shows chlorella, found in NDF Plus™, safely and effectively degrades BPA, bringing healthy balance back in the system. Chlorella serves as an immune booster, supports the body’s natural self-defense mechanism, detoxifies and nourishes the body promoting longevity and well-being.

When children feel unwell, it’s harder to learn, focus, have energy, and think clearly. As the body starts to function more efficiently, children naturally have an easier time understanding and tolerating their environment and processing information. Restoring balance by incorporating supplements that replenish and detoxify the system can lead to improvement in symptoms and quality of life. The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself when given the proper nutrients.

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