Bisphenol A (BPA) in Canned Foods

Potentially harmful levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a known endocrine disruptor, were found in common canned foods.  Researchers of the National Work Group for Safe Markets, a coalition of public health and environmental health groups, tested 50 cans for BPA contamination.  BPA is the key compound in epoxy resin linings that keeps food fresher longer.  The chemical lining also prevents the food from interacting with the metal and altering the taste.   Continue reading “Bisphenol A (BPA) in Canned Foods”