New research has confirmed the harmful effects of canned food
The most harmful chemicals are found in children's products
In America, the most recent fighting began bisphenol A or BPA, a chemical that is used as a protective layer of canned food. Diane Feinstein, Senator from California has warned about the hazards of chemicals through the food enters the body. A new study has shown high levels of the chemical BPA in 46 of 50 cans tested, which is used to extend the usability of canned food. On the other hand the food industry is considered safe.
Director of the Research Group for the public interest Liz Hitchcock disagrees. She is concerned about the impact of chemicals on the unborn child: "Consuming a reasonable amount of canned food, pregnant women in their twenties into the body which is the amount of bisphenol in the laboratory showed harmful."
Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that 93% of Americans have BPA in the body. In addition to canned food, the chemicals found in plastic bottles and children's products. Nancy Buermayer from the Fund for the fight against breast cancer has warned that these chemicals not only affect the development of breast cancer, but prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity also affects the learning ability, and cause other neurological problems.
Elizabeth Crowe, Director of the Foundation for Environmental Protection from Kentucky, says most parents are not even aware of the presence of harmful BPA chemicals in the products they give their children. By participating in the survey revealed that canned peas that can be purchased from known retail chains has the second highest level Bisfinola And of all the cans that were tested. However, the highest level had a can of beans as she famous brand DelMonte French.
The study tested the products from 19 countries including canned vegetables, fruits, fish and soft drinks. Two years ago the U.S. Congress has reviewed the scientific studies warning about the dangers these chemicals in plastic containers and bottles. Six U.S. federal government banned the use of BPA chemicals in children's bottles and some children's products.
Senator Feinstein has proposed legislation that would prohibit use of bisphenol A in all the packaging for food products and beverages, but as she says, many industries have already objected to further restrictions. It warns that it will be difficult because some stronger interests do not want to introduce this legislation. It will likely spend millions of dollars on lobbyists to reassure members of Congress to vote for the legislation, Feinstein believes.
Association of food is one of the parties that oppose the introduction of the law because they say BPA is safe and uses the last 30 years to improve the quality of food and beverages. Their report also states that the National Research Group for a secure market showed no new science.
Advocates of the results of new studies, however, contend that food manufacturers should stop the unnecessary use of toxic chemicals in food products.