It is great to see that many people are taking care to avoid BPA (bisphenol-a) in plastic bottles (baby bottles and reusable water bottles). But BPA is also found in canned food, in similar or even higher amounts.
I first saw this story on treehugger and thought it was really relevant to all the moms trying to keep BPA out of their wee ones. Especially since BPA is something that is likely exposed in many ways, so it is cumulative. I knew BPA was a risk in caned food, but I hadn't realized the risk was at even higher levels than the bottles.
I don't use a lot of canned food, but do occasionally buy tomato sauce as a base to make my own. The report says that "less than half a cup of tomato sauce or a cup of chicken noodle soup would exceed the lowest dose found in recent research to have an adverse effect on animals."
Just another good reason to make fresh food. It is possible to can foods without BPA, so perhaps a little market demand is needed to get companies to make the change.
I read in the treehugger article some good tips for avoiding BPA and also found a listing of companies and their BPA usage in cans. If you want to see the original 4 minute video report from the Globe and Mail, click here.