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How is tetrapak for BPA and other hormone

Answered on December 19, 2013
Created November 27, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I want to get some coconut water for after the gym. My grocery store sells coco rio, which is pure coconut water. It comes in a box, tetrapak. Is tetrapak free of the stuff I'd want to avoid, such as BPA or other elements in packaging which can affect hormones?

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on December 19, 2013
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Any updates on releases of papers on this yet?

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BPA is proposed to be a xenoestrogen (estrogen mimic), but has not been proven. There's a lot of hypothesis and proposals about BPA, but not a lot of hard science. The scientific seminar I attended a few weeks back, showed that there was no interaction of BPA with receptors in rats (it was excreted extremely quickly through the GI tract). I took for granted that the science was settled on BPA and when you start looking for it, it's really lacking.

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on December 19, 2013
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The problem with "BPA free" is that manufacturers have switched to BPS, so they can legally say "BPA free", though, it turns out BPS is far more of an endocrine disruptor than BPA.

So best stay away from anything made of plastic or lined with it. The fact that they pull this sort of shit should tell you what their agenda and goals are. Hint, it's not your health they care about, but rather marketing image, and fooling you into buying their stuff and not the competitions'.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/manufacturers-replace-bpa-still-highly-toxic-bps

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bpa-out-bps-in-the-song-remains-the

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on November 28, 2013
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A recent scientific seminar I attended has made me suspect towards the whole BPA-free thing. Not sure BPA deserves its bad reputation.

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on December 19, 2013
at 12:03 PM

Any updates on releases of papers on this yet?

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on November 27, 2013
at 10:40 PM

Frankly I don't go very far out of my way to avoid BPA. I don't disregard it; to me BPA-free packaging is kind of a "bonus" when I do my shopping. I don't want it in me any more than the substitutes. As the cow suggests, there are plenty of other bad things our food is packaged in.

On that note: anyone want to tell my why I should avoid BPA? I'm not pregnant after all.

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on November 27, 2013
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Tetrapak is lined with polyethylene, which as far as I know in this case has no BPA. Not sure what else it brings to the chemical party however. Everyone is so focused on no BPA that they pay no attention to what the alternatives might do to you. Glad to see you are looking at the other issues.

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