by Janet Nudelman, MA and Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD THE GIST What is the problem? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in the lining of many food and beverage cans. Studies have shown that BPA can leach from the lining of cans into the food and then into people. Growing consumer concern over … Read more…
The FDA announced in December that bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used to make plastics hard and to line cans, was safe for humans at current levels found in food. The safety assessment was based on the FDA’s four-year review of 300 BPA studies, including those done both by independent academic scientists and industry scientists. … Read more…
Food deserts disproportionately expose people of color to toxic chemicals like BPA in food packaging. Article co-written with food justice organization.
A statement by Janet Nudelman, director of program and policy, on the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2013.
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.
There are two major problems with the “BPA-free=safe” assumption; both are matters of transparency.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must be feeling the pressure to do something about BPA pretty intensely right now. And right it should.
Great news! With your support over the past nine months, our Cans Not Cancer campaign has generated thousands of letters, calls, Facebook posts and Tweets demanding that Campbell Soup Company get toxic BPA out of its canned food.
California babies have a better chance at being BPA-free, thanks to legislation signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law bans the estrogenic chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in the state.
The Breast Cancer Fund has uncovered the presence of BPA in canned foods marketed directly to young kids in a report released today, BPA in Kids’ Canned Food.