Is it even possible to get BPA out of our food?
Interesting article in the Environmental Health News site today.
It draws significantly from a recent article in the Washington Post, but goes on to ask questions about how we can get BPA out of our food if we can't even identify all of its sources.
Here is a quote from the article:
"One of the most striking parts of the story is the revelation that one food company that switched to BPA-free steel cans is still finding trace amounts of BPA in its products. The source of contamination remains unknown. This adds to growing evidence that estrogenic chemicals are so widely used in manufacturing supply chains that it has become difficult to pinpoint how and where in the process they are able to migrate into food and drink. For example, a 2009 study found that bottled water showed estrogenic effects after it was stored in Tetra Pak liners. It is still unclear whether this was a result of the packaging materials themselves or some other aspect of the manufacturing process."
And, of course, BPA is not the only toxic chemical entering the food chain through our use of plastics.
While the introduction of recent legislation by some states to ban or limit the use of plastics containing BPA is a positive sign, it is clearly scratching only the surface of the problem.
Read the full article here...
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