BPA in Canned Goods - Drs. G and M Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 28. November 2014 14:21

In a recent study performed at the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers found that eating canned foods elevated levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in urine. While we have known for a long time that BPA has been used in the lining of canned goods, this is surprisingly the first randomized study. While BPA is also found in many plastic containers used for drinking and even medical IV tubing, canned goods may pose a much bigger health risk as they are in much wider use. Elevated BPA levels are linked to an increased risk of diabetes, liver disease, cardiovascular disease and can interfere directly with hormone regulation and endocrine function. It was also recently found that BPA exposure before birth may be linked to behavior problems in girls.

For these reasons our physicians strongly suggest that our patients discontinue canned food consumption from companies that line their cans with BPA. There are a few manufacturers that already have, please think about the health of you and your family and look for "BPA Free" labels.

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