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BPA Present In 92 Percent Of Canned Food, Report Seeks Ban

May 18, 2010: 06:55 AM EST
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice in New York City found that BPA (Bisphenol A) was present in 92% of the canned food products it tested. The report’s authors are seeking a ban on BPA in all food packaging from the FDA, which has maintained BPA’s safety while recently pledging $30 million for further research. While studies have linked BPA to widespread reproductive and developmental harm, representatives for the canned food industry point to the major preventative impact BPA-based packaging has had on the spread of food-borne illnesses. Alternative packaging is being adopted by companies. The General Mills subsidiary, Muir Glen, for example, plans to remove BPA from its canned tomato cans. Still, concerns exist about the health impacts of BPA alternatives.
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter, "BPA in Cans Poses Health Threat, Report Claims", MSN, May 18, 2010, © HealthDay
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