It may be time to rethink canned food. A new study from the Environmental Working Group found 90% of cans are lined with hormone-disrupting BPA, which was back on California’s Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals as of May.
Are you tired of playing whack-a-mole with toxic chemicals? California’s Green Chemistry Initiative could set a precedent for the way we manage toxic chemicals nationally, creating a four-step process of assessment, as NRDC reported.
If you live in California, you’ve seen the plaques that alert–and alarm–people that building materials may contain toxic chemicals. In a historic decision, today California added Bisphenol A–better known as BPA–to our state’s Proposition 65 list of known toxic chemicals.
In 2012, the FDA announced a nation-wide ban on BPA in bottles and sippy cups. The following year, California placed the chemical on its Proposition 65 list, officially recognizing it as a reproductive hazard. So what is BPA? Simply put, it’s a chemical used to harden plastics, especially polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Despite federal and statewide action, our kids are still being exposed to BPA on a daily basis. The substance is still found in hard plastics, food-can linings and cash register receipts. In that year alone, studies linked BPA to: 1. Obesity: White children with the highest levels of BPA in their urine were six times more likely to…