BPA in Food Packaging Study
What happens when you try to get BPA out of your diet? The Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute enlisted five families to participate in a study of BPA and phthalate exposure from food packaging to find out. Our results were published in Environmental Health Perspectives (March 2011).
For three days, we provided fresh food—not canned or packaged in plastic—to each family. They avoided canned foods and drinks and meals prepared outside the home.
The effect was significant. While the families were eating our food, their BPA levels dropped an average of 60 percent.
Our takeaway: you can reduce your BPA exposure by cooking fresh foods at home, avoiding canned foods, choosing glass and stainless steel food and beverage containers, and not microwaving in plastic.
Food Packaging Study in Environmental Health Perspectives
Food Packaging and Bisphenol A and Bis(2-Ethyhexyl) Phthalate Exposure: Findings from a Dietary InterventionLearn More
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Meet One of Our Participant Families
After three days of avoiding packaged food, this family's BPA levels dropped by 75 percent.Learn More
Meet the Authors
The authors of our food packaging study explain what BPA is and how eliminating canned foods from five families' diets lowered their BPA levels.Learn More
10 Canned Foods to Avoid Wallet Card (PDF)
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This study was funded by the Science Innovation Fund, Passport Foundation. Thank you for your generous support.