Bisphenol A (BPA)

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States Affected
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Million
People Affected
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4/10
Toxicity Rating
Health Effects

Effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children

What is BPA?
BPA, which is short for bisphenol A, is a mass-produced substance used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in food and beverage containers. BPA-containing epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of certain metal products, including food cans and bottle tops. While BPA is common, there are certain plastics, such as those used in Clearly Filtered® products, that are BPA free. BPA is a known as an endocrine disruptor. It can mimic certain hormones of the body and interfere with the processes those hormones regulate.
Is BPA in my tap water?
BPA can get into tap water from industrial waste, which can drain into streams and rivers. Eventually this water finds its way to water treatment plants. Water is not treated to remove BPA and BPA is not regulated.
Is BPA in my tap water harmful?
As an endocrine disruptor, BPA can affect the balance of the natural hormones in your body and even alter your body’s hormone production. At low exposure levels, BPA has been shown to cause developmental toxicity for fetuses, infants, and children, specifically causing effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland.1 At higher levels tested in studies, the effects of BPA during pregnancy and/or lactation have been shown to reduce survival, birth weight, and growth of offspring early in life, and delay the onset of puberty in males and females.1
How much BPA is safe?
The amount of BPA consumption that is considered safe is up for debate. More human studies are needed to determine a safe exposure level for BPA.
How do I remove BPA from my tap water?
Clearly Filtered® with Affinity® Filtration Technology [crosslink to Technology page] gives you the power to remove up to 99.9% of BPA from your tap water, giving you peace of mind that comes from knowing your drinking water is finally clean and safe. Basic water filters that rely on simple carbon (like Brita®) or charcoal are only effective at removing unpleasant odors and taste. These filters are not capable of stopping BPA and instead allows it to pass right through the filter into the water you're drinking. More sophisticated technology like Clearly Filtered is required to provide this type of contaminant removal.
How does Clearly Filtered do at Removing Bisphenol A (BPA)?
Clearly Filtered with
Affinity Filtration Technology Product
Water Pitcher Filter
Under-the-Sink FIlter
Water Bottle Filter
Refrigerator Filter
Water Tower Filter
Bisphenol A (BPA) Removal
99.9%
99.9%
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99.9%
99.9%
References

1. Shelby MD. NTP-CERHR monograph on the potential human reproductive and developmental effects of bisphenol A. NTP CERHR MON. 2008;8-5994:1-64.