No? Ok, I'll sum it up for you:
"Polly Gamwich has had a dehydration problem for as long as she can remember. Every time she gets remotely sick she takes a visit down to the ER due to dehydration and gets herself a good liter or three of IV solution to get back on track. When she's really sick, she goes back to Urgent Care or the ER (depending on the hour) to get repeat IV's during a lengthy sickness. Polly reported this to her po-dunk doctor, the one she had prior to moving to the Bay Area, and the doctor instructed Polly (and I kid you not on this one) that she needed to drink 1 liter of Gatorade and eat a bag of chips per day, to remedy the daily excessive thirst and the frequent trips to the ER that Polly deals with. This didn't sit well with Polly - and it sure didn't help her enormous thirst. So Polly started to drink lots of water (and yes, Gatorade too for good measure) and guess how Polly consumed this water? In an environmentally friendly manner - enter Polly's six-bottle-strong collection of Nal.gene water bottles - at peak thirsts, Polly was known to consume FIVE Nal.gene bottles of water a day!!! FIVE!! That's 160 ounces of water PER DAY! So you know when doctor's recommend that you drink 6-8 eight ounces glasses (which, by the way is no longer true and they tell you to drink less!) Good ol' Polly was drinking TWENTY 8 ounce cups of water contaminated with Bisphenol A ... What is Bisphenol A you might ask?
(well, according to the article:)
is found in dental sealants, baby bottles, the liners of food cans, CDs and DVDs, eyeglasses and hundreds of household goods. The chemical has been linked to neurological and behavioral problems in infants and babies, along with certain cancers, diabetes and obesity.So, that's not so bad, right? I mean isn't everything these days a carcinogen? Well, yes, but the article continues with it's potential bad side effects of ingesting this crap:
critics point to an influx of animal studies linking low doses to a wide variety of ailments — from breast and prostate cancer, obesity and hyperactivity, to miscarriages and other reproductive failures. (read: like premature menopause!)
Here in Polly's case - she had an overdose (if you will) of this crap while she was trying to be healthy and stay hydrated. And what did she get for it? But a bunch of lost babies."
Interesting article huh? Read the article if you want, but I'm telling you that is what it says.
I'm not bitter, I swear.