Study shows many US canned goods still contain cancer-linked BPA
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Study shows many US canned goods still contain cancer-linked BPA | US news | The Guardian
The world’s largest food companies and brands continue to coat their metal food cans with bisphenol A-based epoxy (BPA) – a chemical known to have links to breast cancer, reproductive problems, heart disease and other illnesses – a study has found. The study, published on Wednesday, is the first of its kind to conduct in depth research into food companies and their products for consumers. With no other significant data available on specific manufacturers, brands and companies, Environmental Working Group (EWG) took it upon themselves to develop the largest database of companies and products and their use of BPA. “If you go to a store and buy a can, it is likely to have BPA,” said EWG Research Director Renee Sharp, adding that there was “not a lot of information on alternatives” available to consumers, which prompted the EWG’s interest in developing data.
The report argued “the US canning industry is at a critical turning point”. Numerous countries, including Canada, the European Union, China and even the US have banned BPA use in baby bottles and baby food packaging. Less than one-third of the 252 brands surveyed by EWG use BPA-free cans for all products. Of those companies questioned, 43% gave “ambiguous or incomplete” answers to EWG queries. Some companies did not respond entirely. The survey said that without any clear national BPA standard, companies have been able to label their products “BPA-free” even when researchers found some products still contained small amounts of the chemical in can linings. The science linking BPA, a synthetic estrogen, to harmful health effects has been published for years. A University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study published earlier this year revealed that mice exposed to BPA saw an increase in fertility and reproductive problems – even exposure to levels below the Food and Drug Administration’s standard increased health issues.
Re: Study shows many US canned goods still contain cancer-linked BPA
I find it surprising that its use isn't discontinued. Maybe I missed it. But I didn't see wgy.
Originally Posted by Anomalism