It's a chemical that is really bad news. Long-term exposure to this has been widely linked to breast cancer! BPA ups the estrogen levels, which can prompt the growth of cancerous cells.
So what to do?
Start with ditching all products made with BPA, f.e plastic water bottles, something we all (well, at least out here in the tropics) use every day. Never, ever heat your left-overs in plastics in the microwave.
Even here in Brunei now, we can find lots of products labeled "BPA-free", yay! First step will be to swap out the kids' drinks bottles for school, and ours too.
Look after yourself.
(Source: Women's Health, October 2010 issue)