A new study in JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, found the urine of people who just consumed canned soup, had higher levels of BPA.
While the study doesn’t make a connection to any health risks, it’s another shot in the war against chemicals that have seeped into the blood streams of humans and it might require some changes of soup makers, as they either stop lining their cans with the stuff, or launch ad campaigns to make sure people know they are BPA free.
This is a good write up of the study:
Campbell’s and General Mills were both off 1 percent in trading Wednesday morning. Chemical companies were also lower. Dow Chemical was off nearly 2 percent just after noon, as were other makers of the material around the globe, like Bayer AG.
It’s a continuing issue chemical companies face in a world where consumers continue to push back against chemical intrusions into the food chain and into their blood streams.
If the soup makers need some guidance on this issue, they only have to turn to Playtex and other manufacturers of baby gear, who waged a losing PR campaign about the use of the material in plastics used in baby bottles etc. Now just about everything is “BPA Free.”