Drum Roll, Please: No Estrogenic Activity Found in Tests of New Replacement for BPA in Food Can Linings

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…

Big Chem’s lock on FDA over darling hormone disruptor, BPA

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…

Campbell’s to phase out BPA from canned food

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.

BPA-free baby bottles become California law

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.