A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found eating canned soup for five days could boost BPA levels by 1,221 percent
The chemical additive bisphenol A (BPA) isn't gaining many fans these days. The research keeps showing that not only is the compound linked to more reproductive and developmental problems than previously thought, it's also found in more types of materials than we'd like to believe.
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BPA has long been known to be present in plastic water bottles, and recently it's also been shown to lurk in aluminum bottles that are lined with epoxy resin. Many baby bottles and reusable drinking bottles are now advertised as being BPA-free, and with good reason, according to a string of recent studies suggesting that the hormone disruptor can pose some potentially serious risks, like interfering with female fertility, and affecting the development of the fetus.
The researchers who headed a current study wanted to see what other types of containers might contain BPA. "The next step was to figure out how people are getting exposed to BPA, says lead author Jenny Carwile. "We've known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body. This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use."