November 9, 2010

Canning Jar Lids Contain BPA Too

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Many people grow and can their own fruits and vegetables in an effort eat healthily, as well as avoid BPA in the lining of cans. Many people have switched to drinking water from mason jars to avoid stainless steel water bottles made in China, as well as plastic. Unfortunately, canning jar lids also contain BPA. Natural News reports:
Bad news has emerged for those hoping to avoid exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) by canning their own vegetables: BPA can also be found lining the lids of canning jars...

Since canned food and plastic are major sources of BPA exposure, many consumers are now shifting to foods in glass and even canning their own vegetables. Unfortunately, the white underside of the metal lids on these jars is also lined with BPA...

People canning at home might try glass or BPA-free certified plastic lids. Meanwhile, Jacob suggests another action that all of us can take to help reduce our exposure: contact the FDA and ask for a ban on BPA.


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Posted by Jennifer Lance at November 9, 2010 1:45 AM

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