Bisphenol A (BPA) is a toxic chemical used to in the lining of metal food cans. It 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. In 2012, after public pressure, major bran Campbell’s announced they would phase out BPA from their can linings.
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