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5 Ways To Avoid BPA

There are lots of different views on BPA and evidence around the risks of exposure to it. Here we will go through ways that you can proactively avoid it.

1.Fresh vs, Packaged foods

Environment health perspectives found that evidence of BPA in… decreased

fresh vegetables

2.Glass vs Plastic Containers

Recycled over and over again – Plastic
Last longer then containers – Glass
Plastic goes down in quality as it’s recycled but glass stays the same quality and shape. Not a lot of damage done over time, it can be used in multiple ways. Recycled plastic is produced in a way that if it is first a bottle of Soda, it can not be turned into another plastic bottle, it can be be made into something like fleece

3.Microwaves are a tidal wave of disaster

Wanting to eliminate BPA from your diet is not as easy as buying a BPA free water bottle, buying less plastic encased foods, and changing your plastic containers into glass. It also has to come from your use of or lack thereof kitchen appliances, microwaves being the main offender. It is important to understand the process your food goes through when you’re cooking it.

microwave in kitchen

Ovens

In an oven, it is being heated up by coils, or a gas stove that uses a flame and a cooper wire that is it’s temperature gauge, can you explain how a microwave works with such few words? On top of using containers that will leach harmful chemicals such as BPA, does it not stop you in your tracks to know that advice given to new mothers is “Do not use a microwave oven to heat milk”(1), or that any high end restaurant will not be heating up your meal in a microwave, or “dishes made specifically for the microwave often contain BPA” (2) are out there. So why not take a step back and realize that food is fuel and therefore you should always make time to prepare nutritious food leading to healthier bodies. In the end your body is your ticket to paradise, if you treat it right that leads to less time and money spent at pharmacies, doctors, or sick in bed, and your waist line more compatible with your “skinny jeans”.
(1)http://www.workandpump.com/storage.htm
(2)http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx

4. Baby toys

Play time just got interesting with all the worries parents have in this day and age. Toys should be something that allows parents time to relax and kids be kids. But BPA, lead based paints, and PVC has stolen playtime and replaced it with questions and uncertainty.

baby with toy

A good way to stay away from toys that are made with BPA is to stay away from #7 plastic. That is the hard plastic that some baby bottles are made from, there are many links out there now to help you choose the right bottle (1). #7 is the one plastic to stay clear from, #1, 2,3,4 and 5 are the much safer route, if not just making the investment to glass or stainless steel products all together.

PVC toys are – talk about alternatives wooden toys, teethers made from silicon, etc http://www.diapersetc.com/content/bpa-safety-guide.html
Lead based paints – give history, not used that much anymore, but be careful when wooden toys are painted!

http://www.ewg.org/babysafe

5. Less Exposure

Each and every day we open, re-open, consume, and throw away garbage, but is it garbage? When I grew up, I was always told “reduce, reuse, recycle”, but it seems that the first two have been forgotten about. Reducing the amount of garbage produced in each household would go down a considerable rate if everyone reduced their consumption of products that come with more packaging then necessary (i.e  plastic/paper plates, cheap furniture that needs replacing after only a year, plastic wrapped cucumbers), recycled what they could, composted, as well as reusing any items that were safe to. It is hard though, to understand what can be reused, it takes time and a conscious effort each and every day. Even if it means you keep those yogurt containers for your children to makes crafts or not throwing out those moldy leftovers in the garbage but making a compost in your backyard, or in your compost bin.

Recycling is just one of the three steps, and recycling products does not take a lot of effort. It takes only minutes out of your day, and a conscious effort each and every day.

North American’s produce 30 million(1) tons of waste each and every year.

Grim Reaper Drone: DIY Halloween Prank

You may have seen this image of the grim reaper drone circulating Facebook lately. We have uncovered the video and the behind-the-scenes footage of how Tom Mabe pulled it off. Apparently, not just any drone is capable of lifting heavy objects, and Tom tells you where to find the drone he used in the second video clip.

Here are the stills that have been circulating. To see the video footage click on to the following content:

tom-mabe-grim-reaper-drone

The main video:

Here is the full video of Tom Mabe prank in full:

Behind the scenes & how Tom Made made the Flying Reaper

You’ll never believe what Nestlé is up to

Oh, Nestlé.

There are few companies more sinister, and in our books Nestlé is up there with other corporate giants such as Monsanto, BP, and Philip Morris.

What makes an organization evil isn’t so much its clever marketing, it’s the profit-thirsty minds behind it; Meet Peter Brabeck, former CEO and now Chairman of Nestlé.

Peter gets his water for free, and sells it back to people in every country on the planet at a premium.

Peter also believes water is not a human right, and at around 2:10 in the video above, you can hear it in his own words, and in his own language (with subtitles).

Peter unfortunately does his part to run the largest distributor of food and water the world has ever seen.

How does Nestlé get its water for free?

The short answer: Lawyers and outdated laws.

By example, in British Columbia and other provinces and states Nestlé does pay, but only about $3.71 per million litres. That means it can turn one tanker load of water which costs Nestlé approximately $10 into $50,000.

Laws in North America from the west to the east loosely relate water sources to land property ownership. In Maine, which is an Absolute Dominion state, allows the owner of a parcel of land to extract as much water as he or is physically able. Back in the day, they used buckets. Today, they use pipelines and trucks, just like they do for oil. The rule was adopted in the late 1800s and reaffirmed in 1999 by the Maine Law Court. The basis for this common law rule is that owners have an unlimited right to resources under their property. This law is echoed in similar verbiage throughout our continent, in Canada and the United States alike, and due to collusion with the company, governments are often powerless.

What’s legal and ethically moral are two different things – Bottled Life

Join the fight

Of course, where there is a shadow, there is light. Concerned citizens from all over the globe are beginning to wake up and take action; We live in an era where if one wants to have a life of meaning, one not look too far for a cause worth fighting.

Canada is leading the charge against Nestlé, and they’ve racked up several wins against the bully recently. Archaic laws surrounding water extraction are being reviewed, but more needs to be done. We need more heads in the game.

In the news;

Updated B.C. water act means large-scale users like Nestlé will have to pay

Nestlé gives in on water drawing conditions in Ontario

Nestlé’s Digital Acceleration Team

Nestlé too, has its army fighting for the hearts and minds of those trying to decide what is right, before the fight gets too loud and others take notice.

The video below comes from Nestlé directly; Using social media intelligence methods (and plenty of marketing doublespeak), they are trying to change the discussion and take the focus off their deception.

Take it to school, take it to heart

We encourage teachers, students, alumni, and all faculty to embrace the use of modern bottle refilling stations in Canadian schools and abroad.

Through education, we can cut Nestle’s prime income source at the root by appealing to the younger generations who Nestlé preys on. If this post got you fired up, please go back to your local school and share the downloadable and editable presentation below.

Although Nestlé is not the focus of School the Bottle, it need not be.

The practical point here is not to make you angry at one company or another, but merely to illuminate the truth; Canada has the worlds largest supply of fresh water and drinking from bottles is not only unnecessary, but ignorant.

Surely there is a way we can make canteens fashionable again.

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