Yes Hayden Gray, Plastic Containers do Decrease Testosterone Levels

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I get plenty of questions in various comments throughout the website, but I also get comments and questions via the Project Swole Contact Form.

Generally I address those questions through e-mail, but often I do not have the time to reply to each and every question personally.

From now on I want to take a more proactive approach to answering Your Health Questions by posting them separately in the blog. This way we can be sure that everyone benefits from the Q & A.

Hayden Gray wrote:

“HAHA! Diet soda in plastic can decrease testosterone levels? HAHAHA!
Because of what the plastic is made out of? Oh, so if i drink water out of plastic my testosterone levels will drop. Most stupid thing ive ever heard. And if you think you’re right, where is the scientific evidence?”

Response:

Keep in mind that it’s pretty easy to avoid diet soda in plastic containers, simply by drinking is out of a can or glass. Regarding the safety of plastic containers, I have this to say:

Some people do agree with you about plastic containers, but facts are facts – using plastic containers will increase your estrogen levels thanks to Xenoestrogens such as PCB, BPA and Phthalates. The also reportedly decrease testosterone, specifically in young kids and pregnant mothers.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090326100714.htm

http://www.facebook.com/notes/faggiano-chiropractic/effects-of-palstic-products-on-testosterone/203842699650612

http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.8451

http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.7713

http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut244.htm

https://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_senior/high_levels_of_bpa_

And look, here’s evidence that pregnant women shouldn’t use plastic containers because it can damage their child’s reproductive organs.

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2002/110pA703-A707schonfelder/schonfelder-full.html

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2 Responses to “Yes Hayden Gray, Plastic Containers do Decrease Testosterone Levels”

  1. Sandy@How Many Calories to Lose Weight says:

    Is it hamful to drink any drink in plastic container ?

  2. Plastic used as storage container will always pass on some of its properties, often reducing benefits of original content. I personally stopped using plastic for just about anything that holds food or drinks in my home.

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