"BPA is a toxic chemical that has no place in our food supply. We believe FDA made the wrong call." - Dr. Sarah Janssen, senior scientist in NRDC’s public health program, responding to the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow bisphenol A (BPA) to remain in food packaging, an action that keeps the hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, obesity and a host of other health problems in the food supply. Read more in this NRDC press release.
How to Avoid BPA:
- Don’t use polycarbonate plastics (marked with a #7 PC) for storing food or beverages, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or the food or drink is for an infant or young child.
- Avoid canned beverages, foods and soups, especially if pregnant or feeding young children. Choose frozen vegetables and soups and broth that come in glass jars or in aseptic “brick” cartons, as these containers are BPA-free.
- Don’t allow your dentist to apply dental sealants made from BPA (or BADGE) to either yours or your child’s teeth. Ask your dentist to provide BPA-free treatments.
Read more about Bisphenol A.