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122 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: aelephant 27 February 2014 06:33:51PM 3 points [-]

I would recommend against eating canned food to limit your exposure to Bisphenol A.

I would also not eat tuna every single day for such an extended period of time!

Comment author: taryneast 28 February 2014 09:51:08AM 0 points [-]

supporting data ?

Comment author: aelephant 01 March 2014 06:32:08PM 4 points [-]
Comment author: taryneast 09 March 2014 10:55:46AM *  0 points [-]

I can't access the actual article, though the abstract certainly indicates that BPA is harmful.

Does the article include evidence showing that eating canned food is a significant exposure risk?

What kinds of cans specifically? what kinds of foods?

Are there other significant sources of BPA?

Comment author: aelephant 09 March 2014 06:34:48PM 3 points [-]

Here's a randomized trial from JAMA showing more than 1000% increase in urinary BPA after consuming canned soup: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3367259/

BPA used to be in a lot of plastics, but I think it has been phased out. Perhaps someone else can confirm or refute that.

Another source is transdermally through handling receipts. I've heard of at least one health conscious workplace giving their cashiers wooden tongs to handle the receipts. Best practice would probably be to email them instead. Saves paper too.