BPA In Soft Drink Cans

By Kristie Turck •  Published 03/16/09 •  2 min read

Last updated on March 19th, 2009 at 03:54 pm

This is something we’ve known about and mentioned a while back, but when it comes to BPA, sometimes, it just bears repeating. Yes, there is BPA in those soft drink cans you may have been chugging.   Energy drinks, sodas, those cans of Ensure you might be downing in place of a meal, all cans are coated with the resin that contains BPA in order to reduce aluminum exposure and also to help preserve the beverage.   Even if you find a BPA free can, there’s still aluminium to contend with, so what’s worse?

Well for one, diet colas have phosphoric acid, along with aspartame, neither of which are good for you anyway (I sound like your mother, don’t I?).    Regular colas have high fructose corn syrup.  Once in a while, these aren’t horrible for you.  It won’t kill you, but if you’re a habitual soda drinker,  it may be time to think about switching over to bottles, which are in a safer plastic (look for recycling #’s 1,2,4 or 5, and avoid plastics with the recycling code #3, 6 or 7).

There’s also several varieties of natural and/or organic sodas in glass bottles, available at places like Whole Foods and health food stores.   I know this sounds really lame, especially for those that are die hard Coke or Pepsi fans.    Sometimes, we don’t always like what we hear.   And I will say, that once you’ve switched over to more natural sodas, the conventional ones taste awful.