About the Cans Not Cancer Campaign
Launched in 2011, the goal of the Breast Cancer Fund's Cans Not Cancer campaign is to ensure safe and healthy food packaging.
While many people are aware of bisphenol A's (BPA) presence in polycarbonate products (i.e. hard, clear plastics), most don't know that BPA is used in the epoxy lining of nearly all canned foods. What is meant to be a protective barrier between the metal and the can's contents actually leaches this toxic chemical into the food we eat.
In April of 2011, the Breast Cancer Fund co-published a study demonstrating that food is a major route of exposure to BPA. Based on these findings, the Breast Cancer Fund launched the Cans Not Cancer campaign to pressure manufacturers to voluntarily remove BPA from cans and move to safer alternatives.
Our Cans Not Cancer campaign is about our health, our children's health and a safer future in which breast cancer rates have dropped because we've reduced our exposure to toxic chemicals. Learn more about the campaign below.
Find our product-testing reports and groundbreaking research on human dietary exposure to BPA.Learn More
The Cans Not Cancer campaign is asking manufacturers to commit to five actions for safer canned food.Learn More
Eight organizations help guide the Cans Not Cancer campaign.Learn More
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