Canadian Family Pharmacy Study: High BPA Linked to Sex Problems in Men
It is hoped that through this article prepared by the Canadian Family Pharmacy on the link between BPA and sex problems in men, you will be equipped to make better decisions about your health and know where to find help when you need it most.
Bisphenol A also known as BPA is a chemical compound that is found mainly in goods made of plastic. In a study carried out in China and also another study carried out in the USA on factory workers who work in close relation with the said chemical, it was seen that men who work in environments where they are exposed to the chemical were more likely to face issues with reproduction and potency than workers not exposed to BPA.
The chemical is already one of the most highly controversial compounds in use in factories today and can be found in a wide range of products. It’s so common that it can be found inalmost anything made of plastic. In a test carried out on a larger scale, traces of the chemical were found in the urine samples of 9 out of every 10 Americans.
Previous tests had only been done on rats and other lab animals. The Chinese authorities decided to run a series of these tests on the workers in the Chinese factories to get real human clinical results. De-Kun Li a scientist working for the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute said that the results of the study were cause for great concern. The risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction quadrupled. Another sexual problem that was also likely to occur was difficulty in ejaculation by these exposed factory workers. The study was sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
It comes as no surprise then when men working in factories such as these end up buying ED medication from pharmacies like Canadian Family Pharmacy.
Just how dangerous is BPA?
One would have thought that the men who had been exposed to BPA for longer time periods would be the only ones at risk. However this was not true as men who had just joined the factories and had been working there less than a year also showed signs of suffering from erectile dysfunction.
The study carried out in China showed that the exposure levels that the men were working under were 50 times higher than those of their compatriots in America. This posed an interesting question where the issues of whether lower level exposure would still lead to complications with potency.
This study proved to key because lobbyists who had for years been fighting against the use of the estrogen-like chemical since the 1930s were given solid evidence to prove their theories. Prior to these studies the only studies had been on rats and other animals and this hadn’t provided sufficient ground to make a case out their allegations. Now with human studies at their disposal there is going to be a lot of lobbying for healthier working conditions.
Other Illnesses Caused by BPA?
While BPA was being studied in the laboratories it was also noted that it caused significant other health challenges and issues. Chief of which were inability to reproduce, weight gain, changes in behavioral patterns, early-onset puberty, a variety of cancers as well as diabetes. If all these appeared in animals being tested then it is cause for concern if the same is proved in human beings.
How do these studies affect you?
The American Chemistry Council (read about ACC) represented by Steven Hentges was quick to point out that while these studies are important and significant; they had little bearing on the ordinary person because only traces of BPA can be found around in one’s everyday surroundings.
Saying this however hasn’t allayed the fears of some with some taking to protesting and pressuring manufactures to ensure that BPA is taken out of products that children and infants use such as baby and water bottles. The fight is still raging with some states in America having signed off and banned the use of BPA in all baby products.
Canadian Family Pharmacy is concerned with the use of BPA in its packaging and works with its suppliers to ensure that its customers are spared from having to worry about the quality of their products and the accompanying packaging.
The way forward
The American government has promised to assign more money to fund research linked to BPA. There is still a long way to go before we see the eradication of all BPA. It will be a while before men working in factories will stop feeling the effects of BPA.
With that said, it looks like many people will still be needing the services of pharmacies like Canadian Family Pharmacy who sell medication related to erectile dysfunction. You will still be able to purchase Viagra, Levitra, Generic Cialis, and Avanafil should there be a need. Adopting a healthier lifestyle, eliminating stress and eating healthily can also go a long way in fighting sex problems like ED.