img src="images/blogs/cannedfood.jpg" border="0" alt="Canned food" title="Canned food" align="left" />The Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute conducted a study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, to find out how reducing exposure to the plasticizer BPA from BPA-contaminated food packaging would drop BPA blood levels. They enlisted five families for a week-long investigation. First, the families ate their normal diets. Then, they were provided with three days' worth of freshly prepared organic meals that avoided contact with BPA-containing food packaging, such as canned food and polycarbonate plastic. Finally, the families returned to their normal diets. BPA levels were measured at each stage.

While the families were eating the fresh-food diet, their BPA levels dropped on average by 60 percent. Those with the highest exposure levels saw even greater reductions: 75 percent.

These groundbreaking results tell us that removing BPA from food packaging will eliminate our number one source of BPA exposure.

Source of a summary of the kinds of changes you can make: SaferChemicals.org.


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