A study from 2018 by Health Canada showed that Canadian exposure to BPA (a chemical found in plastics) has been on the decline in the past couple of years. Nevertheless, it is still important to remember that chemicals in plastics can be
a risk for your health, the health of children and the environmental health. In this article, we give you some tips to limit daily exposure.

  • Check your kitchen
    If you use plastic containers to store your food or your drinks, try to use items made of plastic with the number 2, 4 or 5 because they do not contain or they contain very trace amounts of BPA, unlike plastics 3 and 7. The best option is to use containers made of glass, porcelain or metal. You can also replace
    ziplocs and plastic wrap with reusable beeswax paper.
  • Be careful with cold and warm Avoid putting plastic in the dishwasher, freezer or microwave.
    BPAs and other chemicals found in plastics are more likely to contaminate your food when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. If you are tea or coffee lovers, it is better to opt for a kettle or a coffee machine made with glass or metal. Children’s toys If you have children, please pay attention to plastic toys especially for the toddlers, who tend to put everything in their mouth. Wooden or fabric toys are safer.
  • Paper receipts
    Finally, most of the paper receipts that you are given in stores are covered with a substance that contains chemicals bad for your health. It is best to avoid them, but if you have any, put them into the garbage and not the recycling.
  • – Adèle Mongeau