Canned Food May Expose People to BPA

A great piece from by Todd Zwillich WebMD Health News:

Study by Consumer Groups Shows Bisphenol A Is in 46 Out of 50 Cans Tested

May 18, 2010 — A small study suggests people may be routinely exposed to the chemical bisphenol A through everyday consumption of canned goods.

The study has food safety and consumer advocates calling for a crackdown on the chemical in a food safety bill expected to reach Senate debate in the coming weeks.

Bisphenol A, also known in BPA, is widely used in plastics and as a lining for cans holding everything from soup to fruit to sardines. It has come under intense scrutiny in recent years because in addition to preserving food, it also mimics human hormones and has been classified as an endocrine disruptor.

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