15 Nov '11, 10pm

An Uninvited Thanksgiving Guest: BPA

An Uninvited Thanksgiving Guest: BPA

We've reported on Bisphenol-A extensively at GreenBiz.com, including how the gender-bending chemical is pervasive in everyday products, ranging from receipt paper and baby bottles to the epoxy lining of cans used as food packaging. So it was not much of a surprise to see a study released today concluding that many families may receive a hearty serving of BPA alongside their Thanksgiving turkey next week. The chemical mimics estrogen and has been linked to reproductive and developmental problems. The Breast Cancer Fund tested BPA levels in seven products that frequently make their way to the Thanksgiving table. The nonprofit also tested the four products purchased in four different states, for a total of 28 samples. They found that 12 of the samples had BPA levels above 11 parts per billion (ppb) the amount that has been associated with disrupting in utero brain development...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/11/15/uninvited-thanksg...

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