Bisphenol A may have hormone disrupting effects that last for several generations. BPA is a component of the plastic that is used in the lining of metal cans. It is also found in many cash register receipts. Researchers at the University of Virginia exposed pregnant mice to low levels of BPA. Their offspring demonstrated behavioral changes, including anxiety, aggressive behavior and reduced cognitive function. The epigenetic changes were detectable in the second, third and even the fourth generation. If the mouse research were extrapolated to humans, it might mean that the grandchildren and great grandchildren of women exposed to BPA today could experience negative effects for years to come.
[Endocrinology, June 15, 2012]

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  1. Cindy B.
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    I wonder if there is any way of telling WHICH CANNED FOODS have the BPA linings? I am now scared to use any canned foods at all. I used to love Progresso soup– but now it’s on the no-no list along with everything else.
    Many canned soups are marked “organic.” Could THEY ALSO use BPA? How about those soup-in-a-carton varieties? They definitely have an inner lining.. Is it BPA? I simply don’t have the time or energy to contact every single maker of canned goods to ask them whether they use BPA! (as if they would tell me anyway).
    Does anyone know? Is there a list somewhere?

  2. sd
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    Is this true, if so I should be in trouble, I’m 79yrs old!!!!

  3. sdh
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    Is this also a component of contacts and if so what effect does it have on the eyes?

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