Earlier this month, colleagues from around the country scoured toy aisles across the country for kids’ products containing fragrance or ingredients made with the chemical styrene (see table below). Now, the 51 products they purchased are at an independent, certified laboratory to be tested for volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). We’ve also sent more than 14 … Read more…
The Breast Cancer Fund report, BPA in Kids’ Canned Food, generated attention across the country when we released it on September 21.
The Atlantic has published a must-read article about our BPA in Kids’ Canned Food report and the food packaging industry’s effort to generate controversy about the science.
“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.
An editorial from the Chronicle points out that legislation around baby bottles and sippy cups are helpful, but not enough to protect children from BPA exposures.
An advocacy group committed to exposing and eliminating environmental risks for breast cancer has taken aim at canned foods popular among kids, reheating the debate on bisphenol A.
CBS News created an excellent photo gallery related to our BPA in Kids’ Canned Food report. Check it out!
Chemical linked to health concerns is in the epoxy lining of cans.
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.
There’s more than just enchanting princess shapes lurking in your kid’s Campbell’s Disney Princess condensed soup.