BPA Can Stay In Cans of Food, At Least For Now, Says FDA

BPA Can Stay In Cans of Food, At Least For Now, Says FDA. The Food and Drug Administration this weekend announced that it would not be banning BPA — short for Bisphenol A — from canned foods. You’ve heard of BPA, it’s almost impossible to have missed it over the past few years: it’s one of the most blacklisted compounds of the healthy living sector right, and has been found in various plastics and food containers, like water bottles, baby bottles, and the plastic-coated inner walls of food cans. The problem is not only its general ubiquity (roughly 90 percent of Americans already have it in their bodies, according to the CDC), but the fact that’s it’s also been tied to heart disease, diabetes, reproductive issues, and more. Bad right? But by the same token, other studies have also found that some populations — infants — have significantly less BPA in their systems than was at first thought, and industry groups claim that some of the work backing BPA’s ill effects was improperly conducted. Take whichever side of the argument with however many grains of salt you wish, but at least some Massachusetts researchers digging into the issue are still worried, and Campbell’s Soup, seizing the PR bull by the horns, has already promised to phase out BPAs in their cans. [Nature]