Toxic BPA Is Still Hiding in Many Popular National Brands of Canned Food
This report, Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in the Linings of Canned Food, was conceived, authored and produced as a collaborative effort by the Breast Cancer Fund; Campaign for Healthier Solutions; Clean Production Action; Ecology Center; Environmental Defence (Canada); and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Mind the Store campaign.
Test Results and BPA Policies Vary Widely in Retailers’ “Private-Label” Canned Food
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemical that negatively impacts our hormonal systems, contributing to a host of harmful health effects. Hundreds of scientific studies have linked extremely small amounts of BPA, measured in parts per billion and even parts per trillion, to an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma, and behavioral changes including attention deficit disorder. It is likely that people are exposed to BPA from canned foods at levels that are compromising our health.
When It Comes to Labeling, It’s Anyone’s Guess • Even though most national
Table of Contents
“BPA free” May Not Mean Safe
- Bisphenol A: Science, Health Effects and FoodBased Exposure
- The Safety of BPA Alternatives
- Manufacturer and Retailer Can Lining Surveys
- Study Design and Experimental Methods
- Limitations of Our Findings
- Making the Case for Informed Substitution
- Current BPA Regulatory Landscape
- Solutions: Getting BPA Out of Food Packaging, Disclosing and Ensuring Safer Alternatives
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All Foods Are Not Created Equal When It Comes to Cans