Instead of canned food...
I highly advise against buying any kind of canned food because of the dangerous levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in all canned foods. BPA is a toxic plastics chemical known to cause many health problems including cancer. It has been outlawed in Canada and many European countries. See this report from the Environmental Working Group for more info. Click here for a May 2010 news release detailing the safety concerns of endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as BPA.
“The strength and breadth of existing research on the negative effects of EDCs, including bisphenol A, warrants immediate action to reduce EDC exposure, particularly among the developing fetus and women of reproductive age,” said author Carlos Sonnenschein, MD, professor in the department of anatomy and cellular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM).
Other sources of BPA you could be exposing yourself and your family to:
- Dental Sealants
- Receipts (if they're slippery feeling like they are walmart, target, sam's...they're coated w/ bpa.)
- Children's toys
- Hard, clear plastic food containers.
- Soda/beer cans (bpa is found in almost ALL canned soft drinks)
|A few items from my produce stash.|