Quit Eating Canned Food Packed Full Of BPA.

According to a new report, No Silver Lining, published just this week, eating common canned foods may expose you to...
According to a new report, No Silver Lining, published just this week, eating common canned foods may expose you to higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) than previously thought. The levels are thought to be equal to levels shown to cause health problems in laboratory animals, according to the new study released by The National Work Group for Safe Markets, a coalition of public health and environmental health groups. The study tested food from 50 cans from 19 US states and one Canadian province for BPA contamination. Over 90% of the cans tested had detectable levels of BPA, some at higher levels than have been detected in previous studies by the FDA (no shock there). According to the report...
The canned foods tested were brand name fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, soups, tomato products, sodas, and milks, which together represent “real-life” meal options for a wide range of North American consumers. The cans were purchased from retail stores and were chosen from report participants’ pantry shelves, and sent to an independent laboratory for testing. One can of DelMonte green beans had the highest levels of BPA ever found in canned food, at 1,140 parts per billion
Minnesota became the first state to ban BPA in baby bottles entirely (back in May 2009) and other states plus Canada and Denmark have followed suit, but the fact that BPA is so abundant in canned food items is a major concern.More concerning is the fact that some MAJOR companies want you and your family to eat BPA. Yup, it's true. Major organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Toy Industry Association, the Grocery Manufacturers of America and more want to make sure that bisphenol-A (BPA) stays in consumer food and beverage containers. Learn more about this issue. With all the above in mind, pregnant women, kids and really everyone (in my opinion) should avoid canned food items. The National Toxicology Program says there is "some concern" that BPA might negatively affect neural development in fetuses, infants and children however, an outstanding number of studies completed over the years say that BPA, does indeed, no question, have major health risks for humans. Also, just recently the FDA admitted publicly that BPA needs harsher regulations. However, large organizations like The FDA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health want to waste time examining whether or not BPA is an actual risk before making a statement about the safety of BPA in food and drink containers. These groups have already been studying BPA for years and multiple studies have already shown that BPA exposure is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, decreased sensitivity to chemotherapy in cancer patients, developmental and brain defects in infants and more. So, you can wait for an official statement from some large organization, or just quit eating foods that contain BPA now. Of course, this can be hard, because canned food is simple. Luckily there are ways around it. Tips:

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