It doesn't matter how many smiling cartoon characters decorate a package. If food comes in a can, it's likely to contain the worrisome chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, according to a new study.
The study, which looked at six popular name-brand products, adds to accumulating evidence that the hormone-interfering chemical is widespread in our food supply and in the bodies of most Americans, including children.
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. (Read complete article.)
That last paragraph is critical: we need to convince canned food manufacturers that consumers want BPA out of food, and only safe alternatives considered. You can support this effort right now by asking the makers of the foods we tested for the report to stop marketing BPA to kids.