Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Man, I Just Wish It Would Stop, Episode #340,987

Kudos to the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel for continuing to investigate the toxicity of BPA.
A new test conducted for Consumer Reports magazine found bisphenol A leaching into food from nearly all cans, including those marked "BPA-free" and "organic."
You can click the link in the Milwaukee paper's article, or click HERE to get to the Consumer's Reports study. &, of course, the governments, local*, state**, national***, will probably continue to dither around, giving the chemical industry a breaks & cover. Just sad & dangerous.
Now Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we tested contain some BPA. The canned organic foods we tested did not always have lower BPA levels than nonorganic brands of similar foods analyzed. We even found the chemical in some products in cans that were labeled "BPA-free."
*Suffolk County, New York; Chicago have passed regulations banning the sale of baby bottles with BPA.
**Minnesota has banned baby bottles with BPA; Conneticut has banned it completely; Massachusetts has warned its citizens about the danger of BPA.
***Canada banned the baby bottles last year.
(At least the babies are protected in a few areas.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These revelations come two years after BPA was banned in Canada. Profit first safety later. RLK