Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
While BPA-free bottled water is often advertised as a "safer" alternative, that is far from truth. In fact, there have been multiple studies that indicate chemicals marketed as BPA-free (BPS, BPF, BPAF, etc.) have the same harmful effect as BPA.
What’s more, the study underlines a broader issue in commercial compound development: When chemicals are removed from the market, they're often replaced by others that not only look similar—but act similarly in our bodies. It's only a matter of time until enough research catches up to the truth to BPA-free chemicals. Don't fall prey to "BPA-free" marketing.
We have to play catch up as disease detectives … likening it to a game of “chemical whack-a-mole.”