A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association raises concerns about the presence of BPA in canned foods. The chemical bisphenol A, also known as BPA, has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health have been researching the effects that canned food can have on an individual's BPA concentrations, and have recently found that BPA levels raise significantly by eating just one serving of canned food over the course of five days. With five days of eating canned soup, the levels went up more than ten times.
In addition, researchers discovered that BPA exposure increases 13-fold when individuals eat canned soup instead of soup made from fresh ingredients. This study is the first of its kind to measure the amounts that are ingested when people eat food that comes directly out of a can, such as soup. The Food and Drug Administration has previously raised concerns regarding BPA exposure in fetuses, infants and young children, as BPA is used to make plastics and at least 8 billion pounds of BPA are used by manufacturers every year.
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