To date there are 5708 international studies published in the US National Library of Medicine including those that link bisphenol-A (BPA) to sexual dysfunction, cancers, compromised immune systems, diabetes, heart disease, epigenetic health concerns, neurological disruption, obesity and much more.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on July 5 urged consumers to take their health into their own hands to avoid environmental cancers by reducing exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen found in everyday products.
In May the US President's Cancer Panel's (PCP) reported that American "public officials have ‘grossly underestimated' the likelihood that environmental contaminants trigger a large proportion of the cancers diagnosed."
Many nations appear to be in the process of banning BPA and attempting to set higher standards for products made in Asia.
To date Canada, Denmark, France, Japan and various states in the US have successfully banned BPA in select products, namely baby bottles and sippy cups.
However BPA is found in many products including polycarbonate plastic products (reusable water bottles, sippy cups, leftover containers, baby bottles, toys), the lining of canned foods, baby formula and beverages, pizza boxes and other fast food containers, non-metal dental fillings, thermal paper (receipts), some medical devices and even leached into beaches' sand and water.
On June 30, The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) "for its failure to act on a petition to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, food containers, and other materials likely to come into contact with food."
A study published in 2009 in the journal Human Reproduction found Chinese factory workers making the lining for canned foods had levels 50 times higher than average American male and suffered numerous sexual problems.
So as the lobbying and politics continue, people worldwide continue to be at risk based mainly due to consumption.
Unfortunately it is likely you are living with some amount of BPA in your system as experts estimate it is detectable in 90% Europeans and Americans and nearly seven billion pounds of BPA are produced annually, an alarming rise: according to a petrochemical consulting firm Chemical Market Associates, Inc.'s (CMAI) figures only 4.8 billion pounds was produced globally in 2002.