Thursday, November 12, 2009

Food Toxicity

I’ve been concerned about the industrial compound bisphenol A (BPA) ever since I first read about it, and have been chronically frustrated by its potential harm and prevalence in our environment–most specifically in our food, and hence, our bodies. More than 100 peer-reviewed studies have found BPA to be toxic at low doses. BPA is a synthetic estrogen and commonly used to strengthen plastic and line food cans. As Nicholas D. Kristof points out in an Op-Ed "Chemicals in Our Food, and Bodies", in The New York Times on Sunday, scientists have linked it, though not conclusively, to everything from breast cancer to obesity, from attention deficit disorder to genital abnormalities in boys and girls alike.” - Melissa Breyer. Read more at Care2: “Eating It? BPA Found in Surprising Places by Melissa Breyer

Original article in Care2: Eating It? BPA Found in Surprising Places

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