BPA/BPS is found in receipts. It mimics estrogen activity and can cause the following:
PCOS, infertility, premature delivery, miscarriage, and other reproductive effects in women
Reduced libido and sperm quality, and altered sex hormone concentrations in men
Altered thyroid function
Obesity and diabetes
Impaired liver and kidney function
Impaired immune function
Neurobehavioral deficits such as aggressiveness, hyperactivity, and impaired learning (3)
“Hand sanitizers and other skin products (e.g. soaps, sunscreens, lotions) contain “dermal penetration enhancers” that are designed to enhance the delivery of the active ingredients they contain. Previous studies have found that dermal penetration enhancers can increase the absorption of estradiol, a chemical very similar to BPA, by as much as 100-fold.”
Avoid using hand sanitizer and other skin products like sunscreen or lotion prior to handling receipts.
Avoid handling receipts even with dry hands for long periods of time. If you are a cashier, make sure to wear gloves.
Use glass and stainless steel containers at home for food storage. Be aware that the lids of Mason and Kerr brand canning jars contain BPA. There are BPA-free lids, but they still may contain chemicals with estrogenic activity, and I’ve been told they’re made with formaldehyde. Weck makes 100% glass jars that are a good alternative. Crate and Barrel sells them here. My favorite stainless steel containers are from Lunch Bots.
Use glass, stainless steel, or silicone instead of plastic for freezer storage. Seethis article for recommendations.
Use a stainless steel water bottle (like the Klean Kanteen) instead of plastic bottles.
Don’t drink bottled water from plastic bottles, especially when they’ve been exposed to sunlight.
Parents: use glass baby bottles instead of plastic. Evenflo is a commonly available brand you can buy at Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, etc. and online at Amazon and other retailers.
Petroleum, Petrolatum, Mineral oil, Petrochemical, *Paraffins, Terms ending in “anol”, like isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol, methyl alcohol or methanol, butyl alcohol or butanol, ethyl alcohol or ethanol
Absorbed through the skin; toxic to brain, kidney, respiratory system
Stock the fridge with a loaf of whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter, a jar of good jam, some bananas, apples, carrots, cucumbers and any other snacking vegetables, almonds, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, nice yogurt, and even some Beer for when you work late with the coworkers. Also bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery.
Each Monday when you begin the workweek, bring in groceries to re-stock it as needed. If you ever forget this step, there are enough long-lasting items in there to allow you to improvise a lunch to get you through until restocking.
And Pow! You are suddenly on the career fast-track! You are always in a good mood at work because your mind and body are constantly kept in perfect running order with the utmost in nutrition.
You have freed an hour of each day to work smarter, and the $12 of savings per day will compound to about $45,000 over your ten year career. It would be more over an even longer career, but YOU will get to retire and move on to eating from your real fridge at home as I do.
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My advice is to think about how your mind, body, and soul are being utilized (or not utilized) at work and experiment to see what you can do to find more balance in those areas.
Perhaps you could spend the morning using your mind for learning and more creative tasks, use the afternoon to do something for your body like talking a walk or stretching, and spend the afternoon tapping into something that brings you joy such as listening to music.