BPA in Canned Soup: Mmm, Mmm, Bad?

“Study says canned soup liners add harmful chemical to food.”

The Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) reports,

Do you know all the ingredients in your canned soup?

A study by Harvard University researchers links popular soup brands to a potentially harmful chemical.

The study showed a heightened dose of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in participants who ate canned soups at lunch for a week or more. The odorless and tasteless chemical is frequently used in can liners to preserve soups, but has been linked to health problems like cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

But BPA protects against botulism (a real health threat). There is no evidence that exposure to BPA has ever harmed anyone.

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