A new report looking at more than 60 peer-reviewed human and animal studies found the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, increases the risk for breast and prostate cancers, infertility problems, early puberty, damaged immune systems, neurological problems, metabolic changes that promote obesity, and ailments like type 2 diabetes.
Yesterday you showed Campbell’s that individual people — moms, sisters, sons, friends and lots of people who grew up with Campbell’s soup — care about BPA for deeply personal reasons.
On Monday, we shared the news that our Cans Not Cancer campaign scored a huge victory: After months of pressure from our campaign, Campbell’s Soup Company announced it will phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in its can linings.
Who has time to roast a pumpkin for pie at Thanksgiving? This year I’m making time. The Breast Cancer Fund’s new product-testing report, BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food, has opened not just my eyes but my entire family’s eyes.
“One serving might be a concern, but a combination of repeated and re-exposure to BPA from cans marketed to kids is a bigger concern,” says Connie Engel, PhD, science education coordinator at the Breast Cancer Fund, which conducted the study.
Advocacy groups have successfully managed to get companies to remove BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers and other products made for small children. The new findings suggest that food cans might need to be their next major target.