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BPA in Canned Goods

bpa-in-canned-goodsBisphenol A or BPA is found in many everyday items we use. In addition to being suspected of causing cancer, it’s an estrogen mimicker which can cause the early onset of puberty in girls and feminization of males.

Negative publicity has caused some manufacturers to eliminate BPA from products like baby feeding bottles and teething rings, but it remains in most plastics and canned goods, where it’s used to coat the inside of cans.

Manufacturers don’t want consumers to become frightened, so they’re lobbying to prevent labeling requirements that would disclose the presence of BPA.

To tell or not to tell. That is the dilemma and heated debate which is occurring in California over Bisphenol A (BPA) in some of the canned food products sold at grocery stores. The regulators are concerned that wording on the label is too scary.  They claim to be worried that poor customers won’t buy canned food anymore.Read more…


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