The days of river pollution causing fires are long over. These days Americans almost take it for granted that the rivers, streams and lakes around us are safe and clean. However, concerns about whether there are contaminants in water and their possible health risks still exist.
Like most people, you probably like seafood. In addition to tasting good, seafood supplies healthy amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. The latter is particularly important since consumption of these fatty acids is linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s why international health agencies recommend 1-2 servings of fish each week. What’s not to like?
Due to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as “BPA-Free“. Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even though some never contained BPA to begin with.