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In The News, Winter 2011 - 2012: Consuming Canned Soup Increases Bisphenol A Exposure

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A recent study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that consuming one 12-ounce serving of canned vegetarian soup daily for five days increased urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations more than 1200 percent, relative to consumption of fresh vegetarian soup. The findings were published in the November 23, 2011, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical used in the linings of metal food and beverage cans, as well as in polycarbonate plastic bottles. Previous studies have linked it to cardiovascular disease, diabetes...

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