The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is used in clear plastic bottles and food-can liners, and has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, breast and prostate cancers, and reproductive abnormalities. In a second report published in PLoS ONE, researchers established yet again that people with higher levels of bisphenol A in their urine are more likely to have heart disease than those with lower urinary BPA levels. “Higher BPA exposure,” says the report published January 13, 2010, “reflected in higher urinary concentrations of BPA, is consistently associated with reported heart disease in the general adult population of the USA.”
According to Consumer Reports Magazine, the chemical Bisphenol A has been found in almost all of the 19 name-brand canned foods they tested including Progresso vegetable soup, Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle soup, and Del Monte Blue Lake cut green beans” the chemical was even found in organic canned foods and canned foods labeled “BPA-free”
The Breast Cancer Fund claims there are more than 200 recent studies linking low doses of BPA with adverse health effects, indicating serious health risks could result from much lower doses of BPA which has been detected in the urine of more than 90% of Americans. And the AMA reports humans with high levels of BPA are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities, and women have more miscarriages.