Montgomery cleaned out her home, and watches everything she eats. No plastic bags, bottles, or cups!
“We don’t use the microwave. We don’t do anything with preservatives. It took me about ninety days to get completely better,” she explained.
Last year, French lawmakers banned BPA in all food packaging. Canada banned it in baby food products. The entire Japanese canning industry has gotten rid of BPA resin can liners. And after a lot of pressure, the FDA has recently banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and Sippy cups. However, it stopped short of banning the chemical in metal can liners and other plastics.
TIPS TO AVOID PLASTIC POISONING: Although it may be difficult for some people to cut plastic out of their lives entirely, there are some steps that can be taken to lower the risk of being poisoned by plastic. One way to avoid plastic poisoning is to use BPA-free products, but be careful because not all products say they have BPA even if they do. In general, steel bottles and cans are BPA-free while aluminum cans traditionally do contain the chemical. Another tip: avoid heating up anything in plastic because higher temperatures cause BPA to leach even more into whatever it contains. So don’t put plastic containers in the microwave, don’t drink out of water bottles left in a hot car, and don’t wash plastic containers and utensils in the dishwasher. (Source: www.mayoclinic.com)