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Ugh. I guess I'll be going to frozen. We don't do a lot of fresh veggies for a laundry list of reasons but I guess I'm going to have to re-evaluate and do more of that in our lives.

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The report:

http://www.ewg.org/reports/bisphenola/execsumm.php

"Independent laboratory tests found a toxic food-can lining ingredient associated with birth defects of the male and female reproductive systems in over half of 97 cans of name-brand fruit, vegetables, soda, and other commonly eaten canned goods."

"BPA testing in canned food. We contracted with a national analytical laboratory to test 97 cans of food we purchased in March 2006 in three major, chain supermarkets in Atlanta, Georgia; Oakland, California; and Clinton, Connecticut. The lab tested 30 brands of food altogether, 27 national brands and 3 store brands. Among the foods we tested are 20 of the 40 canned foods most commonly consumed by women of childbearing age (CDC 2002), including soda, canned tuna, peaches, pineapples, green beans, corn, and tomato and chicken noodle soups. We also tested canned infant formula. The lab detected BPA in fifty-seven percent of all cans."

Foods tested: ( there is a more detailed breakdown of what cans contained the higher traces and where they were from on page two of the report. )

baked beans ( 6 cans)
mixed fruit( 6), cranberry sauce ( 3) , peaches ( 2) , pears (3), pineapple(3)
concentrated infant soy( 2 all iron fortified) and milk-based formula ( 4 all iron fortified)
liquid meal replacements ( 5 :4 chocolate 1 vanilla)
evaporated milk (3)
ravioli ( 3) , spaghetti ( 3)
cola ( 6) , diet cola ( 6)
beef stew (2) , chicken noodle( 4), chicken rice(3), chicken vegetable(2), tomato(3), vegetable (1) ( also included 1 chicken broth 2 noodle soup and 1 other soup)
chunk lite ( 4) , solid white (1) ( also included 1 chunk white)
corn( 2) , green beans( 3) , mixed vegetables(6), peas( 3) , tomatoes(3)

40 of the cans tested showed less that 2ppm

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How does this get into the food? Is this just for conventional canned food, or is it also unsafe to eat canned food from health food stores?
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How does this get into the food? Is this just for conventional canned food, or is it also unsafe to eat canned food from health food stores?
...a plastic and resin ingredient used to line metal food and drink cans. (from the EWG report, intro paragraph)


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DANG I just realized that I buy canned coconut milk on a regular basis..... I still have a can left........................... oh what to do I wish I had a test kit, but I am sure it would be cheaper to just save it for the end of the world and buy a real coconut....
The other canned item that I buy every once in a while is pineapple.... and that IS on the list...

I also wonder how this gets into the can.... some preservative or I know I know the excuse will be to prevent dangerous bacteria.
That is why many unhealthy things are added to our food, that is why raw almonds will now be pasteurized and why milk is, and why some veggies are irradiated, I wonder how long it will be before all veggies have to be irradiated "for safety reasons"....?
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Oh my! Just think about all the Food shelfs and places were people are eating canned vegetables all the time. Thanks for sharing!

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