Many Pantry Staples Contain BPAMadeline Holler
Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. Del Monte green beans. Star-Kist tuna. Juicy Juice.
A Consumer Reports (via Change.org) test found that the 19 products, all common and popular packaged foods, contain some amount of the chemical Bisphenol A. BPA, as you’re surely aware, is public enemy No. 1 these days in the world of family food, as it has been linked in some studies to reproductive problems, breast and prostate cancers, heart disease and diabetes.
Even some SIGG water bottles contain BPA, so the fact that Chef Boyardee raviolis turned up some amount of the stuff isn’t that big of a shocker.
But you know what is?
Consumer Reports found BPA in some canned goods that had been labeled “BPA-free.” Wow.
Products carrying “organic” labels also showed some amount of the chemical and not always less than the conventional foods.
Of course, there’s still some debate whether small amounts of BPA is even harmful. FDA guidelines set a daily upper limit of 50 micrograms, according to Consumer Reports, though that amount is based on tests done in the 1980s.
More recent research claims ill effects from even less exposure to BPAs.
Soup is still good food … but maybe not from a can. Grrrr. Time to tear out what’s left of your hair!
Photos: Disease Proof.com