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EnviRN: Campbells’ Set To Phase Out BPA
March 28, 2012, 9:23 am
Filed under: News

(From Healthy Child, Healthy World) Have you seen the news that Campbell’s Soup Company has decided to phase out the toxic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) from its cans? As part of the Healthy Child Healthy World community, we wanted you to know that it’s your support that made this victory possible!

We’re hoping the interest in this story will raise awareness about BPA’s health risks as the Food & Drug Administration prepares to issue its decision whether to ban or regulate the chemical by the end of this month.

Campbell’s is an iconic soup manufacturer, as well as our number one target for consumer action; nearly 20,000 Healthy Child supporters have signed a petition to Campbell’s CEO demanding that their products made for children be made in BPA-free cans. Another 70,000 people sent letters to Campbell’s CEO by supporters of the Breast Cancer Fund’s Cans Not Cancer campaign.

Healthy Child Healthy World is concerned about the use of BPA because exposure to the chemical, used to make the epoxy-resin linings of metal food cans, 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.

We know that parents want to be sure when they serve Campbell’s Soup to their kids that it is free of toxic chemicals that contribute to disease. And there is still work to be done. Campbell’s has yet to release any details on which products currently contain BPA alternatives, which BPA alternatives are being and will be used, and what timeline they will use for completion of the phase-out.

I commend Campbell’s for taking this first step, as well as the concerned parents and consumers who made their voices heard in the boardroom and at the checkout counter. Thank you!

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