"Study: Packaged Food Raises Levels of Bisphenol A"

"Forgoing packaged foods such as canned soups and vegetables could dramatically lower levels of a hormone-disrupting chemical that has been linked to myriad health problems, including birth defects, autism and reproductive issues, according to a study released today.

In the study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, five Bay Area families were asked to eliminate packaged foods from their diets and store food only in glass or stainless steel containers. After only three days, levels of the chemical bisphenol A in the subjects' urine dropped by more than 60 percent, researchers found."

Victoria Colliver reports for the San Francisco Chronicle March 30, 2011.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 03/31/2011