(NaturalNews) Researchers in Barcelona recently took a look at the effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) - a substance that's commonly used in plastics and is also unfortunately found in the blood of most humans on the planet - on ovaries. In doing so, they found the BPA dramatically alters the development of ovarian cells, which probably lowers the fertility of the next generation while also increasing the chance of Down Syndrome in future generations.
It's a bummer to think that our plastic use today might mean our grandchildren won't be able to have children, or that their children may be mentally disabled. But that's what this research is telling us.
The researchers also found that BPA in concentrations permitted by US and European health authorities is harmful to fetuses, once again showing us that government toxicity levels allow us to be harmed. They found that BPA reduces the number of cells, which develop into ova, and therefore negatively affects a woman's fertility and doubles the risk of chromosome damage during the cell division process.
"According to our results, BPA does not directly affect the fertility of pregnant women, but that of their daughters and granddaughters. It is a multigenerational effect," explains Barcelona professor Montserrat Garcia Caldes and the director of research.
They also found damage to chromosome 21 in a number of the cells which tells us that exposure to BPA may cause Down Syndrome in future offspring of the fetus. The cells were cultured in vitro for 7, 14, and 21 days, and the truth is that even twenty one days is an extremely short testing period because most women (and men) have this substance surging in their veins constantly. And obviously, if they were to have extended the testing period to even a year, more damage would have been found.
According to research by the Environmental Working Group, 9 out of 10 infants tested had BPA in their blood at birth.
A lot of people these days look to genes as determining factors in disease, but they don't tend to look at all the things we do to damage our genes - and exposure to BPA in plastics is one of them. But fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself.
Even simple changes like avoiding plastic bottles, plastic food containers, and foods wrapped in plastic can lower your exposure significantly, as that's how most of it enters your mouth. It's also regularly in canned foods, so avoid those too. Choosing paper over plastic, or better yet, bringing your own cloth bags also reduces your exposure. We're also not immune to the BPA in computers and other plastics, and especially children's toys which often end up in mouths, so it's another reason to just keep plastic consumption as minimal as possible. Then, there's the understanding that all we purchase ends up in the environment and then in our water; it's also just a good idea to become a wise consumer and purchase as little plastic as possible, no matter what it is.
Foods like beets and cabbage also contain glutathione that breaks down and removes plastics in our bodies, so it's a good idea to consume them regularly. Better yet, juice them so that you can consume more. Of course, detoxification is also a fundamental step to remove other masses of harmful substances and years worth of toxic exposure. The plus side is that we can then avert the damage it would otherwise cause inside us.
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