BPA is chiefly used in the making of plastics and is found in plastic bottles and the inside lining of canned foods. It is also used as a color developer and therefore found on store receipts, which can be transferred to our hands. BPA interferes with the normal functioning of hormones and is linked to numerous negative health effects, such as birth defects, obesity, and breast and prostate cancer.
Yet another reason to avoid BPA. This means avoiding food and drink stored in BPA plastics (usually number 3 and 7) and BPA-lined canned foods (most canned foods), as well as refraining from heating foods in plastic containers.