With the cold winter months approaching many people will begin to turn their eating habits towards the familiar tastes of warm soup and while soup can warm your body after shoveling or playing in the snow it could also be causing your body to experience extremely high levels of BPA.
A recent study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that canned vegetable soup and other similar canned products cause the average person to have BPA levels 12 times higher than non-canned soup eaters.
While the study notes that even at 12-times higher than non-soup eaters the levels are still within acceptable government safety standards for the substance.
Speaking to NPR one senior author for the study noted:
“We were surprised by the magnitude of the elevation.”
The United States in recent months has undergone a BPA cleansing of sorts, for example Walmart has shied away from BPA containing plastics and even highlights many of their own BPA free offerings throughout their aisles.
While the FDA has maintained their stance that BPA is not harmful various studies have shown that the substance can act like estrogen and possibly causes various health issues for people who consume too many products that contain the manufacturing derived substance.
It should be noted that BPA levels do not remain high in occasional soup eaters since the body expels the substance within a few hours, however regular buyers of canned soup could experience levels that remain high well after they have finished a meal.
Do you believe that BPA should be more closely controlled or banned all together?
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