Campbell’s to Phase Out Toxic Chemical BPA from Cans

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03/06/12
Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World applaud company, while pushing for quick implementation and proven safe alternative.

After months of pressure from consumer, public health and concerned parents’ organizations, Campbell’s Soup Company announced on a recent earnings call that it will phase out the use of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in its can linings. However, the company did not provide a timeline or identify what alternative can-lining materials it will use.

Exposure to BPA, used to make the epoxy-resin linings of metal food cans, has been linked in lab studies to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, type-2 diabetes, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Childhood exposure is of concern because this endocrine-disrupting chemical can affect children’s hormonal systems during development and set the stage for later-life diseases.

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