Hope you’re having a fabulous summer, and yes, it’s been quite warm here in Florida….duh…it’s JUNE!
LOL.. It’s wipe-your-ass-with-a-snow-cone hot.
We expect it to be hotter than a heater in Hooter with highs of a hundred and ten… 😛
So, to get your mind off the heat (most likely you’re sitting at your desk in AC anyway) I thought to share this email I received today as it’s quite pertinent to those of us who care about what’s in the products we buy, eat or use.
This email is from one of my all-time favorite websites:
Here’s the interesting email:
You’ve probably heard of bisphenol A, or BPA, a synthetic estrogen found in the linings of many food cans. One of the nastiest endocrine disruptors on the market, BPA has been linked to a variety of serious disorders, including cancer, reproductive damage and heart disease.
But I bet you haven’t heard this: Consumers have NO reliable way of knowing which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy in their linings. Crazy, right?
At EWG, we thought so too, which is why we’re proud to release our latest analysis, BPA in Canned Food: Behind the Brand Curtain. We developed this report to help consumers like you determine which products contain BPA and which brands you can count on for BPA-free products.
After scrutinizing more than 250 brands of canned food, EWG analysts found that while many companies have publicly pledged to stop using BPA in their cans, more than 110 brands still line all or some of their metal cans with an epoxy resin containing BPA.
EWG divides the brands into four categories: those using cans with BPA, those using BPA-free cans for some products, those always using BPA-free cans and those that are unclear. That way, you can tell exactly which products to seek out and which to avoid.
Federal regulations don’t require manufacturers to label their products so you can identify cans with BPA-based linings. That’s why EWG stepped up to do this research — so you have the resources you need to avoid BPA and shop smarter.
While you can’t yet rely on federal regulations to safeguard you and your family from toxic chemicals like BPA, you can always depend on EWG.
Thanks for making this work possible.
Senior Analyst, EWG