Nicole Bijlsma is a woman of passion and her passion is in environmental medicine. As a result of her own infertility issues, and noticing a strong connection between many of her patients illnesses and hazards in the home, Nicole established the Australian College of Environmental Studies in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. Nicole is an accomplished naturopath and acupuncturist, having lectured at various universities for 12 years, the bestselling author of Healthy Home Healthy Family, has published in medical journals, columnist for Body+Soul newspaper, is regularly consulted by the media to discuss electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and abroad to integrative GPs about environmental health issues.
BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical found in polycarbonate plastics, paper products, CDs and in the lining of many food tins. Animal studies have shown that exposing a male rat foetus to BPA can significantly alter its production of testosterone. BPA has association with breast and prostate cancer, infertility, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.