Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kick the BPA Can

by Solvie Karlstrom
The Green Guide
September 29, 2008

Bisphenol A (BPA), which has been associated with health risks including, diabetes, heart disease and obesity, is found in the blood of 92 percent of all Americans over the age of five.

Even after abandoning BPA-leaching polycarbonate water bottles, the hormone-disrupting chemical can still make it's way into the bloodstream via seemingly safe foods like canned soup. The majority of canned foods on the market come in containers whose linings are laced with traces of BPA that can migrate into food. Cut back on BPA by purchasing foods packaged in Tetra Paks, made from aluminum and polyethylene, and pick up products packaged in BPA-free cans, like beans and soups by Eden Foods.

Even better, avoid packaged foods altogether and stick to fresh fruits and vegetables and homemade dishes.

© The Green Guide 2008


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