BPA is a toxin that you may be aware of that is typically used as a lining for the cans that you find on every shelf of your grocery market when you’re shopping for your family. BPA has been linked to early puberty, reproductive harm, obesity, insulin resistance and as a precursor to cancer. It’s also been linked to thyroid disruption.
According to The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), BPA is a synthetic form of estrogen that can leach into food and cause all kinds of problems.
And BPA is not the only problem. BPA-free substitutes that line containers can also have harmful effects. But don’t take it from me! A brand new national report, “Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA and regrettable substitutes in canned food,” has been released by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. You can read their detailed report for yourself at ToxicFoodCans.org to find out:
- In depth look at the science and health effects of BPA
- The problems with BPA alternatives
- Which manufacturers and retailers are using BPA or poor alternatives in their cans
- Details about the study
- Regulations and solutions
- Safer alternatives
What can you do?
It’s great to know this, but what can you do?
- Spread the word by sharing, tweeting, or pinning this post or any of these images, or grabbing some of the media at the site to share on your own
- Read the report for yourself so you can be informed the next time you shop.
- Check out this guide from our friends at The Soft Landing on the different plastics and their safety. (We use PEV.)
- Take action by telling Kroger and Campbell’s that it’s time to can BPA!
- Watch and like this video: