BPA is a chemical which is added to many commercial products, including food containers and hygiene products. It is also used to make epoxy resins, which are spread on the inner lining of canned food containers. BPA mimics the structure of the estrogen hormone, due to its estrogen shape BPA can bind estrogen receptors and influence the bodily process. It can interfere with growth, cell repair, fetal development, energy levels, and reproduction. BPA can also interact with hormone receptors, such as thyroid altering its function. Our body is sensitive to changes in hormone levels, which is why BPA's ability to mimic estrogen is believed to affect your health. One of the main ways BPA gets into your system is through your diet when the containers are made the BPA automatically gets into the product.