Healthcare cost keeps on rising.  One of the contributor is intake of harmful chemicals without knowledge.  These create additional strain on already stretched out healthcare system.  For example, plastic containers may harm your brain. Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used in making plastic containers, might impair many brain functions such as learning and remembering.

The Canadian researchers fear that it could be a factor behind Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and depression. BPA is globally used in making plastic water bottles, baby food bottles, food containers, etc. In their study, the researchers at the University of Guelph, near Toronto, found that BPA might be leaking into the solid or liquid foods kept in the plastic containers.

 According to researcher Neil MacLusky, the slow doses of this chemical impair the formation of synapses in the areas of the human brain linked to learning.
In an experiment, the researchers fed African green monkeys with foods containing low levels of BPA for a month. After that period, they found that the chemical had slowed down the synapses in the monkey brain. MacLusky said the process was linked to the hormone estrogen.  Monkeys with BPA in their system, demonstrated reduction in their ability to remember.