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19 May 2010

BPA in cans a health threat

Bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in the metal linings of some canned foods, poses a serious health threat to consumers and should be banned.

Bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in the metal linings of some canned foods, poses a serious health threat to consumers and should be banned, a new report claims.

"We tested a wide variety of canned food products to determine whether BPA leeches from the can into the food," said report co-author, Mike Schade, the PVC campaign coordinator at the Centre for Health, Environment & Justice in New York City, US.

 
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