Plastic containers may
be deadly for your brain. Canadian researchers have
found that Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used in
making plastic containers, might be responsible for
impairing many brain functions such as learning and
They also fear that it could be a factor behind
Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and depression.
BPA is globally used in making plastic water bottles,
baby food bottles, food containers and dental prostheses
In their study, the researchers found that BPA might be
leaking into the solid or liquid foods kept in the
When these foods and liquids are consumed, they said,
the chemical might be getting into the human system,
disrupting communication between brain neurons which is
vital in understanding and remembering.
According to researcher Neil MacLusky, the slow doses of
this chemical badly impair the formation of synapses in
the areas of the human brain linked to learning.
As part of their study, the researchers fed African
green monkeys at St. Kitts Island with foods containing
low levels of BPA for a month.
After that period, they found that the chemical had
slowed down the synapses in the monkey brain.
MacLusky said this process was linked to the hormone
"Oestrogen enhances the rate at which some types of
synapses are formed and is vital in maintaining normal
neuronal structure in regions of the brain that control
learning, memory and mood state," he said in a TV
When monkeys had BPA in their system, he said, it
seriously impaired this process, affecting their ability
In a study by
Hulda Clark she found that once the water had been
drunk then the bottle was safe for re-drinking. So if
you recycle these bottles they are healthy then for
So please try to
avoid the new water bottles unless you want to spend
time as a not so alert person.
pages with research on PCB are as follows.