TINNED SOUP HEALTH RISK
Wednesday November 23rd, 2011
CANNED SOUP HEALTH RISK
Scientists are concerned that people that eat tinned or canned soup should be aware that a chemical that lines the tins in order to stop the cans from rusting and keep the food fresh can seep into the food and once consumed into the body.
The concern arose after 75 volunteers were tested and massive increases of bisphenol (BPA) was found to have been consumed.BPA in high levels has been linked to bad health in previous medical studies, and it is banned from the use in babyís bottles in the EU.
Dr Jenny Carwile, Author of the study at the Harvard School of Public Health, said: 'We've known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body. This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use.'
This study has not determined what these levels will have on a persons health but the results certainly deserve further tests.
Fellow researcher Karin Michels said: 'The magnitude of the rise in urinary BPA we observed after just one serving of soup was unexpected and may be of concern among individuals who regularly consume foods from cans or drink several canned beverages daily.
'It may be advisable for manufacturers to consider eliminating BPA from can linings.'
The UK's Food Standards Agency said: 'Our current advice is that BPA from food contact materials does not represent a risk to consumers but the agency will be looking at this study, as it would at any new piece of work, to see if it has any implications for our advice to consumers.'
'Maybe itís time we all bought ourselves a blender and make soup how our grandmothers used to?? They tasted better too!!'
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