by Anna Scanlon, Natural Society:
A recent study published in Environmental Research has stated that many canned goods still have high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA), and consuming them can put our bodies at risk. The new data also points out that some foods expose consumers to higher levels of BPA in their food.
As an example, the study points out that canned soups and pasta contain a much higher concentration of BPA than canned fruit and vegetables. However, canned beverages and fish are, oddly enough, not tied to the consumption of BPA.
Material for this study came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, examining 7,669 people between 2003 and 2008 over the age of six. Researchers studied the data and what the person reported eating in the past 24 hours. A urinary sample was taken, which can help indicate BPA levels in the body.
Those who had one canned item had a BPA level of 24 percent higher than those who had not had any canned items in the past day. Two canned items could result in a 54 percent higher BPA level. Soup could also account for 229 percent higher BPA level, while pasta could result in a 70 percent higher BPA level.
“9% participants consumed one canned food and 2% two or more on the previous day.
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