Bisphenol A or BPA is typically found in plastic (ie water bottles
and the like), but it is also found in the lining of many canned
BPA leaches from the liners, and containers into food or liquids.
Here is some information published from the Environmental Working
BPA is associated with a number of health problems and diseases
that are on the rise in the U.S. population, including breast and
prostate cancer and infertility. Given widespread human exposure
to BPA and hundreds of studies showing its adverse effects, the
FDA and EPA must act quickly to set safe levels for BPA exposure
based on the latest science on the low-dose toxicity of the chemical.
Scientists Link Chemical Exposure to Increased Rates of
Cancer, Other Diseases in Pets:
Under current federal law, chemical companies do not have to prove
chemicals are safe before they are used in products, including pet
toys and other products for our companion animals. For pets as for
people, the result is a body burden of complex mixtures of
industrial chemicals never tested for safety. Health problems in
pets span high rates of cancer in dogs and skyrocketing incidence
of hyperthyroidism in cats. Genetic changes can’t explain the
increases in certain health problems among pets, leaving scientists
to believe that chemical exposures play a significant
FDA fails to protect the public
Dr. George Pauli, at the time FDA’s associate director for science
and policy, offered this rationale: “FDA sees no reason at this
time to ban or otherwise restrict the uses now in practice”
(Pauli 2005). Never mind that the Agency’s estimated exposures for
infants, at 15-24 ug/kg/d, exceed by a factor of up to 10 the dose
shown to permanently alter prostate gland growth.
Some of my thoughts…
BPA and Pets
There is little scientific study of BPA on pets.
It seems clear to me that BPA poses SERIOUS health risks- for both
pets and people.
Our dogs and cats are given MUCH lower priority in
terms of TOXIN regulation by organizations such as
The Pet Food Recall Tragedy in which thousands of pets
died is a reminder of this.
In light of ALL of the health challenges to your pets, it just
makes sense to me to AVOID as many toxins as possible- specifically
P.S. What can you do?
1. Call the manufacturer and ask-
2. Stick to premium quality, holistic brands- In most cases these
companies are going out of there way to avoid toxins such as BPA.
3. Plastic- Get rid of it. Use Stainless steel for your pets food
and water bowls
P.P.S. On the lighter side…If you are looking for ways to keep
your dog or cat healthy, and try some of my At Home Remedies, go to:
Dr Andrew Jones