by Susanne Posel
Researchers at the University of Kansas (UoK) have released a new study regarding bisphenol A (BPA) shows a link between migraines and the chemical.
This report found that BPA causes debilitating headaches in 1 out of 7 persons who ingest the contaminant.
Those who react to BPA with migraines are advised to avoid microwave trays, plastic bottles, canned goods and water coolers.
UoK researchers tested laboratory rats. Half were given BPA laced products and the control group has not given BPA. Just being exposed to the chemical for 3 consecutive days, the rat became lethargic, sensitive to loud noises and light, was easily startled and showed signs of suffering from headaches.
The study states: “A previously performed study using a ‘fresh foods’ dietary intervention demonstrated a significant decrease in urinary BPA (66 per cent reduction) in patients after just three days. These findings combined with our results suggest that a clinical trial to decrease BPA exposure and levels in migraine sufferers…may reduce headache frequency and/or severity, revealing strategies that may increase the quality of life of migraines.”
Testing showed the rat’s brains were flooded with oestrogen, a synthetic mimic of the female hormone estrogen.
Oestrogen “is a female hormone that is used to treat women’s health problems including menopausal symptoms.”
This patented chemical “is a combination of two female hormones, an oestrogen and a progestogen.”
Oestrogen must not be consumed by the general public because adverse effects include:
• Vaginal bleeding
• Development of breast-tissue tumors
• Blood clots in legs and lungs
• Aggravate diabetic conditions
• Cause kidney or liver problems
• Chest pain simulating a heart attack
• Exacerbate allergic reactions
According to the study: “These results imply that BPA has the ability to amplify symptoms that are used to diagnose the disorder in human patients, suggesting that exposure to BPA would increase both the incidence and prevalence of this disorder.”
Estrogen hormones “play key roles in regulating the menstrual cycle and pregnancy which may affect headache-related chemicals in the brain.”
Two months ago, a study entitled, “Disrupted Development: the Dangers of Prenatal BPA Exposure”, released by the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) confirmed that bisphenol A (BPA) must be removed from all bottles and packaging because of the evidenced risk to children and babies in utero.
According to the study, babies are exposed in the womb by mothers who consume BPA. This is quite dangerous to the development of the unborn baby within the first 11 weeks of life because “everything is being developed”.
The study cites more than 60 animal and human studies wherein BPA is shown to cause:
• Breast cancer
• Prostate cancer
• Early puberty
• Neurological disorders
• Immune system compromises
In June, a study published showed that BPA can be linked to causing obesity in pubescent girls.
Taking samples of urine from 1,326 girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 12, researchers discovered that BPA levels were higher in those girls who were overweight. The findings were not show to be true of the boys tested.
Shockingly, as little as 2 micrograms per liter of BPA found in the young girl’s system was twice as likely to cause obesity when compared to girls whose BPA levels were below “normal”.
Researchers concluded that because BPA affects the endocrine system, exposure to this chemical is directly contributing to the global obesity issue because BPA “is an endocrine disrupter and acts similarly to the hormone estrogen, which impacts metabolic function.”
In 2012, the New York University of Medicine (NYUM) reported that packaged food is directly correlated to the obesity levels rising in American children because of their exposure to BPA.
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003, 92.6 % of children 6 years and older had obviously measurable levels detected in tested urine.
The study also concludes that BPA disrupts other multiple metabolic mechanisms.
BPA has been identified as causation for recent early pubescent development in our children. Between the ages of 5 – 7 is the new average pubescent age, wherein this physiological change used to occur several years later just a generation ago.
BPA is a highly toxic estrogen accelerator that is used in all plastic products commercially produced. The chemical mimics natural estrogen when leeched into the body. It offsets natural estrogen levels, causing the body to hasten its pubescent generation. Nearly all children are exposed to this chemical through plastic toys, pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups. Its influence on natural hormone distribution within the body has proven to be incredibly damaging.
GlobalData surmised that manufacturers would produce 4.7 million metric tons of BPA to be used in plastics worldwide.
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned its use in certain children’s products, it is widely used in packaging processed foods. In fact, the FDA claims that there is not enough convincing evidence to support the banning of BPA from use in food products, plastic packaging and personal care products. The FDA also asserted that there is insufficient scientific proof to justify restricting BPA’s use.