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BPA Highly Present in Canned Foods Marketed to Children

Anthony Gucciardi
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September 22nd, 2011
Updated 11/11/2012 at 5:16 pm
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During the early stages of life, proper hormonal balance is essential for adequate growth and development. Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-mimicker, can offset the hormonal balance of your body leading to conditions such as cancer and early puberty. Therefore, it is quite disturbing that a new study conducted by the Breast Cancer Fund has found that BPA is highly present in 6 different canned foods marketed specifically towards children.

The 6 canned goods that the study identified, along with the measure of BPA contamination measured in parts per billion (ppb), are as follows:

  • Campbell’s Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth – 114 ppb
  • Campbell’s Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth – 81 ppb
  • Earth’s Best organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup USDA Organic – 38 ppb
  • Annie’s Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli USDA Organic 31 ppb
  • Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC’s & 123′s with Meatballs – 20 ppb
  • Campbell’s Spaghettios with Meatballs – 13 ppb

The researchers concluded the study by discussing the health implications of BPA-laced food products that are being consumed by children nationwide:

“BPA in laboratory studies has been linked to increased risks for breast cancer, prostate cancer, early puberty,” said Gretchen Lee Salter, policy manager at the Breast Cancer Fund.

In January of 2010, even the US Food and Drug Administration reported concerns over BPA contamination. In a statement, the agency said that it was “taking reasonable steps to reduce human exposure” within the national food supply.

The presence of BPA is not limited to childhood food products, however. Another study found BPA to be present in 18 out of 20 most popular food cans:

Brand / Maker/ Contains BPA?

1. Heinz classic soup / Heinz / YES

2. John West canned fish / John West / YES

3. Heinz Baked Beans / Heinz / YES

4. Princes canned fish / Princes / YES

5. Napolina tomato products / Princes / YES

6 Branston Baked Beans / Premier Foods / YES

7. Tesco canned fish / Tesco / YES

8. Sainsbury canned fish / Sainsburys / YES

9. Green Giant Niblets / General Mills / YES

10. Princes Corned Beef / Princes / YES

11. Fray Bentos canned pies / Premier Foods / YES

12. Heinz Big Soup / Heinz / YES

13. Baxters Favourites Soup / Baxters / YES

14. Tesco Value tomato products / Tesco / NO

15. Asda canned fish / Asda / YES

16. Spam Chopped Ham/Pork / Spam / YES

17. Heinz Long Spaghetti / Heinz / YES

18 Heinz Beans with Pork Sausages / Heinz / YES

19 Tesco Value canned fish / Tesco / YES

20. Tesco canned fruit / Tesco / NO

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail BPA Highly Present in Canned Foods Marketed to ChildrenGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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