BPA in Kids' Canned Food
Product testing by the Breast Cancer Fund has uncovered bisphenol A, the estrogenic chemical linked to breast cancer in lab studies, in canned foods marketed directly to young kids.
For our report, BPA in Kids' Canned Food, the Breast Cancer Fund tested six different canned foods marketed to and consumed by kids:
• Annie's Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli
• Campbell's Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth
• Campbell's Spaghettios with Meatballs
• Campbell's Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth
• Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC's & 123's with Meatballs
• Earth's Best Organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup
Every food sample tested positive for BPA, with Campbell's Disney Princess and Toy Story soups testing the highest.
The levels of BPA we found in these canned foods marketed to children are of great concern because BPA disrupts the body's delicate hormonal systems. While a child-sized serving of these foods may result in BPA exposure at a level of concern, the repeated servings of canned soups, pastas, vegetables, fruits that a child eats in a week, in a year, and throughout her developing years, are what drive our Cans Not Cancer campaign.
BPA in Kids' Canned Food: Results
View all products tested and the levels of BPA found in each.Learn More
BPA in Kids' Canned Food (Report PDF)
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Alternatives to Canned Foods for Kids
Find simple and inexpensive replacements for kids' canned food favorites that avoid BPA.Learn More
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Learn about the links between breast cancer risk and BPA.Learn More
Childhood and Adolescence
Girls are entering puberty earlier than a generation ago—in part due to childhood exposures to endocrine disruptors—increasing their risk of breast cancer.Learn More
Kids' Food Press Release
Campbell's Disney Princess and Toy Story soups test highest for BPA in new report on kids' canned food (9/21/2011).Learn More
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