BPA in food and beverage cans poses a greater risk that BPA in plastic bottles.

by Nick

BPA is present in most food and drinks cans.

BPA is present in most food and drinks cans.

This comprehensive Reuters article on BPA covers a lot of ground, and is an excellent read if you want to become more fully informed on the dangers BPA presents to your health.

One point that jumped out at me was the assertion that exposure to BPA from the lining of canned foods and beverages poses a far greater threat than the levels of BPA found in plastic bottles.

As the article points out, it’s not so hard to replace your existing water bottles or baby bottles with BPA-free alternatives. But it is much harder to rid your kitchen of all canned foods and canned drinks.

Here is an excerpt from the article.

"What Sprague didn't realize is that BPA, or bisphenol A, is ubiquitous. Simply put, just about anything you eat that comes out of a can -- from Campbell's Chicken Soup and SpaghettiOs to Diet Coke and BumbleBee Tuna -- contains the same exact chemical.

The exposure to BPA from canned food "is far more extensive" than from plastic bottles, said Shanna Swan, a professor and researcher at the University of Rochester in New York. "It's particularly concerning when it's lining infant formula cans.""

Read the full article here...

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