BPA in Our Food

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical that has been linked to a wide array of health issues such as reproductive abnormalities, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It is used to harden plastics and line containers and is not something that I would want to ingest ever, never mind on a daily basis. I have written about this topic before and it still amazes me that BPA has not been banned. Although, many companies have taken BPA out of baby bottles, which is a small step forward, the stuff that goes into the bottles may still contain this cancer-causing chemical. A University Texas study found that Enfamil baby formula had higher levels of BPA than a can of V8 juice. Here is a scary stat: 90% of newborns have levels of BPA in their teeny little bodies. Welcome to the world, little ones. With technological advances, there should be no reason why BPA is needed to line cans, or to be used at all, for that matter. Read this blog from takepart.com about the foods that contain BPA. In the meantime, breastfeed your babies if you can, and limit canned foods of all kinds.