Food Cans So Not Good – Detox Diva
A new test conducted for Consumer Reports magazine found bisphenol A (BPA) leaching into food from nearly all cans, including those marked “BPA-free” and “organic.” Nearly every can tested contained bisphenol A, a plasticizing ingredient found in plastic, especially clear hard plastic such as polycarbonate. It is used in most plastic baby bottles, 5-gallon water bottles, “sport” water bottles, metal food can liners, clear plastic “sippy” cups and some clear plastic cutlery.
BPA is a known endocrine disruptor that is linked to breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Meanwhile, the FDA claims it is safe, although they are going to review the data again later this month.
The really unfortunate aspect of this research is that even so-called “BPA-free” cans are showing up with BPA. So much for stocking our basements with safe canned food for when the power goes out!
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).