This Summer Treat Wreaks Havoc on Your Life + What You Can Do About It

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The FDA claims that it’s “safe” in low levels but it adds up quickly and can be hazardous to our health.

BPA is an endocrine disruptor – a substance that interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function and elimination of natural hormones. BPA can imitate our body’s own hormones in a way that could be hazardous for health. Babies and young children are said to be especially sensitive to the effects of BPA. [source]

Why is this a problem? These pesky “fake” hormones can cause…
::Reproductive disorders, affecting egg maturation
::Male impotence, risking erectile dysfuntion
::Killed brain cells
… and the list goes on.

If you’re trying to conceive or are worried about your fertility, BPA is a no-no. And, babies & children are so much more sensitive to BPA.

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What I didn’t know is that BPA isn’t limited to food packaging & storage. It’s in medical equipment, safety equipment, electronics, and more [source]. The scary thing? The items don’t need to be heated to transfer into our bodies. They emit BPA by just being.

There’s 1 super easy step we can all take; especially in the summer months, to reduce our exposure to this chemical… use BPA-free popsicle molds!

Here are a couple of my favorite BPA-free popsicle molds::

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Onyx 18/8 Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold

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Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds

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Zuko Slow Pops: Classic Pop Molds

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Norpro Ice Pop Maker

 

 

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  1. I purchased you Purely Pops book and have only made the Chocolate Dip ones…so far. They were pretty good but I added a lot more sweetner to the chocolate because I was making them for my teenage boys and knew they wouldn’t like them unless they were pretty swett. Unfortunately they still didn’t like thm, but I thought they were pretty good. I can’t wait till my husband gets home from his business trip and tries them. I think he will really like them…unless I eat them all.
    I have been trying to avoid plastics as well but I have a special situation. My son has a nickel allergy. Stainless steel has nickel in it, unless it is 18/0 stainless. So, I purchase glass as much as possible but somethings just don’t come in glass. Pop molds for example. At least I haven’t found any yet.
    Does anyone know if silicone is any better than plastic?

    • I love using glass for as much as possible in my cooking and baking…I have become a huge fan of mason jars, all shapes and sizes. I imagine that you could use the small jelly jars and pour your liquid into them. When they start freezing, push a pop stick into center and freeze until firm. To get them out, submerge the glass into hot water up to rim for a few seconds. It should melt it enough to be able to get it out.

  2. We have the Tovolo brand popsicle molds and LOVE them…my kids enjoy creatively coming up with different flavor combinations and SO much less expensive than purchasing organic frozen pops at Wegmans!

    • Detox popsicles! Sounds awesome… heading over to your page now to check them out

  3. It’s so important to avoid plastics in general because as I’ve been learning as of late, BPA free plastics are just as dangerous (if not more so) than those actually containing BPA. All plastics contain bisphenols (it’s a stabilizer) so, though BPA free plastic may be free of Bisphenol-A, it will still contain another bisphenol, which may be even MORE detrimental to health than BPA. While there’s a fairly large amount of data on BPA, it’s alternatives are woefully understudied. To REALLY be safe from the disruption and havoc of BPA (ie: bisphenols), ALL plastics should be avoided. Personally, I do my best to keep plastics out of my home, ESPECIALLY in food storage items, BUT sometimes there just aren’t many viable alternatives. For instance, popsicle molds! I own two of the ones you included in the post. I reasoned that since my popsicles are low in fat and acidity and were staying frozen (ie: NOT being heated), it was safe. Though all that seems to be a moot point if the stuff is being released no matter what so I may need to be reassessing those products, as well.

  4. Hi Leanne,

    i recently read an article that said that the BPA free plastic is just as bad or worse then the regular. Do you know anything about this?

    Do you have any experience using stainless steel molds?

    Thank you for everything!

    • Oh my goodness… it’s challenging to keep up, isn’t it. I haven’t heard this… but I do have a recommendation for stainless steel molds (included in the post) I hope that helps!

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