What does bpa free mean
BPA is an abbreviation for bisphenol A an industrial chemical used to make some resins and plastics since the 1960s, especially epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. Resins and plastics made without bisphenol A are considered to be BPA-free.
Many containers used to store food and beverages are made of polycarbonate plastics. The inside of food cans, baby formula cans, bottle tops, and water supply lines are often coated with epoxy resin.
BPA exposure has been linked to early puberty in females, reproductive abnormalities, autism, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
The EPA is warning the public about BPA being discovered on store and restaurant receipts. After handling receipts remember to wash your hands with soap and water. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer and cream encourages BPA to absorb quickly into the bloodstream and skin.