Food Packaging and BPA
Here's a new study on bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging from our friends at the Breast Cancer Fund, who worked with Silent Spring Institute on this groundbreaking study just published in
Environmental Health Perspectives:
The study looked at what happened to BPA levels in people when certain food packaging was removed from the household -- the findings are fascinating.
"This study suggests that removing BPA from food packaging will remove the number one source of BPA exposure," said Janet Gray, Ph.D., Science Advisor to the Breast Cancer Fund . "The study should serve as a call to action for industry and government to get BPA out of food packaging and to fix the broken chemical management system that allows it to be there in the first place."
Suggestions from the Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute for reducing exposure to BPA and DEHP include cooking at home with fresh foods and making some changes in the kitchen, such as avoiding canned foods, choosing glass and stainless steel food and beverage containers, and microwaving without plastic. For more information, see www.breastcancerfund.org .