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Kroger, Albertsons, Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only all tested positive for BPA in the canned foods they sell

Despite a 30 percent decline in bisphenol-A (BPA) use in canned products since 2015, more than a third of canned goods purchased from large grocery chains Kroger and Albertsons, and discount stores Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only still contained the toxic chemical in their linings, according to a joint report by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and the nonprofit Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.  To carry out the report, researchers examined more than 250 canned products purchased between January and April from 10 states. An independent laboratory was also commissioned to assess BPA contamination in the products.  The report revealed that 38 percent of canned food samples contained BPA in their linings. The report also showed that all canned products purchased from the grocery establishments and discount stores tested positive for BPA contamination.  Read more...

 

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