The BPA-free labels on the plastic has become the trend in the industry. And started serving as a product is safe for the further use such as to drink out of and to eat out of. Since 1960s, Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that has been used in food and beverage packaging. It specifically used to make a clear. Hard plastic namely polycarbonate which used in the protective lining on some metal cans of food and beverages.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA), the probability of chemical gets into food and beverages from the BPA containers is high, especially when the product is damaged or old, and also while using through microwaving process. FDA currently only bans BPA in sippy cups, baby bottles, and resulted into increasing adoption of alternatives to replace the function of BPA such as BPF, BPS and BPAF. Though, in various studies it found that-BPA free has similar results to PBA and replacements are not safe.
Further studies stated that BPA-free chemicals as an alternative to BPA also can pass down to next generation, and even if completely eliminated all BPA and alternatives, the effects of harmful chemicals may continue for next three generations. Based on the ongoing studies and growing evidences shows that BPA-free can be harmful to humans, though scientists are not sure about the exact adverse effect of BPA-free plastic on human body. Scientists are also not sure about the levels at which the chemical becomes harmful to the human being. According to the report of Live Science, BPA-free can simulate the estrogen hormone that affect the natural hormone system of the human body. U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey stated that, the children of the age of 6 – 19 with higher levels of BPA-free i.e. BPF and BPS in their urine are more prone to be obese compared to the children having lower level of traces in their urine.