Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bis-A in canned foods

I've been hearing and reading a lot of information lately on the dangers of Bis-A in canned foods (of all places) so I thought I would look into the news. Below is a little of what I found:  

Bisphenol A in Canned Food: Consumer Reports Tests Reveal Widespread Contamination

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical which has been linked to reproductive abnormalities, increased risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, and heart disease, has been restricted in some states and entirely in Canada due to the associated health concerns. Concerns about the chemical in food containers, plastic bottles, and toys have been increasingly discussed and debated over the past few years as the Food and Drug Administration decides what a "safe" level of exposure to BPA might be. This month, Consumer Reports published the results of their latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans of 19 name-brand foods. Their tests found that almost all contain measurable levels of BPA, including those labeled “organic” and in some foods labeled “BPA-free."

The results are reported in the December 2009 issue of Consumer Reports, available free online.

Just a little something to think about...

Mommy Bridget

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