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Toxic BPA Found in Nearly 40% of Food Cans Tested from America's Largest Grocery Stores and Dollar Store Chains

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families has co-released a new report that found toxic BPA in nearly 40% of food cans tested from the nation’s largest grocery stores and dollar store chains.

The report, “Kicking the Can? Major retailers still selling canned food with BPA,” authored by our coalition partners the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), shows that millions of Americans who eat canned foods are still being exposed to the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA).

The report details testing on more than 250 canned foods, finding that 38% of cans tested contain BPA, a chemical that is known to cause birth defects and has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other serious health problems.

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