BPA stands for Bisphenol A. Fortunately, BPA is becoming more readily known, especially when it comes to baby bottles. BPA is used in plastics and found in the epoxy lining in metal food cans. It is effective with preventing food to spoil in the cans. However, since BPA is lipophilic (fat-seeking), it can leach into canned foods. Once BPA is in food, it quickly moves into people as they eat the food.
Enough exposure to BPA can cause numerous health problems. Among some of the problems it is associated with are cancer, endocrine disruption, miscarriages, and increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Kid’s Canned Food Products
Recently, the Breast Cancer Fund tested 6 kid’s canned food products. Brands as well known as Campbell’s and Chef Boyardee. Their study showed that all of the food samples they tested had BPA. The amounts “could potentially expose people at levels of concern” stated their science education coordinator.
In order to reduce our exposure to BPA, the best thing to do is avoid canned foods and cook fresh foods at home.