Study Finds High Levels of BPA in Canned Food for Kids

18 October, 2011 at 07:29 | Posted in Body & Mind, Children, Environmental issues, Food, Science, sustainable development | 2 Comments
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The industrial chemical BPA has been used to make hard plastic bottles and the lining of food cans for decades. After studies indicated that the chemical could play a role in cancers, heart disease, and abnormal brain development in children, its use in baby bottles was curtailed in the United States.

The Breast Cancer Fund has now released a report about BPA in canned foods marketed specifically to children.

Rachel Gibson, like many working mothers, wants to feed her children the best food she can find, so for a snack, she chooses organic food in a glass container but still has doubts.

“I am pretty certain that the cap, the lining on this part, probably has bisphenol A in it because there is some sort of epoxy that is used for that,” she said.

Her concern is legitimate—Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been linked to breast and prostate cancer and other diseases in animal studies.

BPA is widely used in plastics and epoxy resins, including the lining of food cans. It has been identified as an endocrine disruptor, which means it affects glands and hormones.

Read more: Study Finds High Levels of BPA in Canned Food for Kids | Health | Epoch Times

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  1. Sheffieldpamperedchef reblogged this on Sheffield Pampered Chef and commented: Yet another very good reason to be in control of what you eat!


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