More about Bisphenol in canned foods.

By Kristie Turck •  Published 11/23/07 •  1 min read

I found a really great article from the environmental working group, as a follow up to Kathy’s last post, regarding Bisphenol-A in canned foods.

EWG’s tests found:

  • Of all foods tested, chicken soup, infant formula, and ravioli had BPA levels of highest concern. Just one to three servings of foods with these concentrations could expose a woman or child to BPA at levels that caused serious adverse effects in animal tests.
  • For 1 in 10 cans of all food tested, and 1 in 3 cans of infant formula, a single serving contained enough BPA to expose a woman or infant to BPA levels more than 200 times the government’s traditional safe level of exposure for industrial chemicals. The government typically mandates a 1,000- to 3,000-fold margin of safety between human exposures and levels found to harm lab animals, but these servings contained levels of BPA less than 5 times lower than doses that harmed lab animals

This is a pretty extensive study.  Way more than I can even begin to break down.  Check it out, and see for yourself.