BPA: What to make of pollutant-laced kids’ foods

BPA: What to make of pollutant-laced kids’ foods

New study fails to place its limited data in perspective.

By Janet Raloff, 14:50 PM September 21, 2011

The San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Fund has just released some provocative data on the presence of bisphenol A — a hormone-mimicking pollutant — in every brand-name canned food it tested.

Then again, it only tested a dozen cans. And considering there were two replicates of each type (one purchased in California, the other in Wisconsin), that means it examined only six foods for BPA, a constituent of food-grade plastics and metal-food-can liners.

Partially compensating for the new stud...

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