BPA is in the packaging of most prepared foods and recently Campbells has finally agreed to eliminate BPA from their packaging and canned foods! Some common things that BPA is found in is the lining in canned foods, the lining in pop cans, plastic bags, plastic wrap, plastic containers, pacifiers, utensils, children’s toys, and plastic bottles. In 2010 the FDA published a report raising concerns about BPA exposure to fetuses, infants, and young children. In September 2010 Canada was the first country to declare BPA as a toxic substance.
BPA is a chemical called Bisphenol A that is used to make plastics. It is a potent endocrine disrupting chemical. It has been found that in lab animals very low doses causes reproductive damage and birth defects that may lead to prostate and breast cancer. Studies have also shown adverse health effects at levels waaay lower than what the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) considers safe.