Wednesday 24 May 2017

BPA Levels Soar After Eating Canned Soup

MSNBC is reporting on a new study that found eating canned food every day may raise the levels of the compound bisphenol A (BPA) in a person’s urine more than previously suspected, a new study suggests.

The study found people who ate a serving of canned soup every day for five days showed higher levels of BPA in their systems than those who ate no soup. The participants who ate soup during the five day test had BPA levels of 20.8 micrograms per liter of urine, whereas people who instead ate fresh soup had levels of 1.1 micrograms per liter, according to the study.

Food Court previously reported on BPA findings in popular children’s soups. In that case, and here, BPA is found in many canned foods — it is a byproduct of the chemicals used to prevent corrosion.

When the researchers looked at the rise in BPA levels seen in the average participant who ate canned soup compared with those who ate fresh soup, they found a 1,221 percent jump.

The FDA does not currently regulate BPA levels and is investigating the chemical’s affect on fetuses and children. Until more is known about BPA the Breast Cancer fund recommends purchasing soup in tetrapacks or buying frozen vegetables.

To read more from MSNBC click here.

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