One of the mysteries is why prostate cancer rates are rising and getting more and more prevalent.
In fact, all cancers have increased.
Though Big Pharma wants you to think that the cancer rate is falling — it is actually rising.
One thing that has not got nearly enough attention is the plastic used in items we eat and drink from.
Bisphenol (BPA) is one of the most common ingredients added to plastic.
But recent studies prove that BPA in plastic causes cancer.
In fact, there are a lot of studies on the relationship between plastic containers and cancer.
So it’s been replaced by BPS, which is really at just as bad.
So while I’ll talk mostly about the BPA studies today, it is no different with BPS.
In this first study, they found that even small amounts of BPA can permanently change the mouse prostate endothelial cells.
The endothelial cells create the endothelium, which is the surface coating in the prostate itself.
The endothelium also lines the blood vessels such as the arteries throughout the body.
And it lines the penile chambers that fill with blood when it gets an erection.
With the epithelium compromised through this plastic compound, the study found that the damage to the prostate was permanent.
The changes were similar to the changes seen in high amounts of estrogen.
These results indicate that in mouse, BPA can directly elicit CK10 expression in prostatic epithelium, and that this change can be elicited by doses as low as 20 micrograms/kg/day.
20 micrograms per kilogram per day is not much.
To see how little this is, let’s look at the amount of BPA found in common beverage containers.
At room temperature the concentration of BPA migrating from polycarbonate bottles ranged from 0.2 to 0.3 mg L−1.
This is an enormous amount, far more than the 20 µg per kilogram used in the mall study.
And often, if you drink bottled water, you can taste the plastic flavor.
You’re probably getting hundreds or even thousands of times as much BPA or BPS as the mice in this study.
And they all showed prostate damage.
There are many new containers that you might think are safe.
Plastic alternatives for food storage such as glass or aluminum come to mind.
And some of these have an aluminum body, so you think they’re not plastic.
But they have a coating on the inside — that coating often consists of some type of plastic.
This is not safe either.
BPA migration from aluminum bottles lined with epoxy-based resins was variable depending on manufacturer ranging from 0.08 to 1.9 mg L−1.
Once again, you get many times more BPA than the mice consumed in the experiment showing prostate damage.
What should you do?
It’s best to use a stainless steel or glass container.
Or, there are are some plastic coated or plastic containers that are safe.
According to the study:
No detectable BPA contamination was observed in water stored in bottles made from Tritan™ copolyester plastic, uncoated stainless steel, or aluminium lined with EcoCare™
Personally, I do not use plastic to store food or drink or store water.
I think that you should consider cutting out all the plastic from touching your food or drink.
Assessment of bisphenol A released from reusable plastic, aluminum, and stainless steel water bottles