Some labels may contain Bisphenol A – but NOT Betckey Labels!
The health of our customers is our primary priority. This is why we’ve try our best we can to ensure our products are free of harmful chemicals. From sourcing our raw materials to manufacturing our labels, we never forget our true focus.
So, what is Bisphenol A? You may ask. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a common chemical that has been added to many commercial products, including certain harden plastics and resins for more than 40 years. It’s everywhere, as well as in certain paper products. It is used to say that BPA was safe. In the past decade, Health Canada altered its position; making it the first regulatory body in the world to advise against the use of this chemical.
Exposure to BPA can impact human health in various ways. BPA is an endocrine disruptor. It can imitate the body’s hormones, and it can interfere with the production, secretion, transport, action, function, and elimination of natural hormones. BPA can bind to estrogen receptors and influence bodily processes, such as growth, cell repair, fetal development, energy levels, and reproduction. It can potentially cause negative effects on infant’s brains and children’s behavior. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased cancer risk in later life. So Betckey Labels sets the example in the industry by ensuring our raw materials from using this chemical.
Given all of the potential negative effects, you may wish to avoid BPA. Unfortunately, BPA is still common use for the production of plastic. There are some effective ways to reduce your exposure:
- Avoid canned foods
- Drink from glass bottles
- Check for a BPA-free label on foods and packaging
- Choose non-plastic containers for food
- Never use plastic in microwave
- choose wooden toys instead of plastic
- Buy powdered infant formulainstead of pre-mixed liquid
While BPA is common in many everyday items, there are quite a few steps you can take to protect you and your family. The silver lining in all this is that you can rest assured when you receive our products, they will always be BPA free!
The Betckey Team