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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:09 AM
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BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study (heart disease, diabetes, and obesity)
Source: CBS

By David W Freeman

(CBS) Talk about stirring up controversy. A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting compound linked to health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

People who consumed one serving of canned soup a day for five days had a more than 1,000 percent increase in urinary BPA over people who consumed fresh soup for five days, the study showed.

"We've known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body," study author Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student at Harvard School of Public Health, said in a written statement. "This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use."

BPA is used in the linings of metal food and beverage cans as well as in certain plastic bottles and dental sealants.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57330301-1039170... /



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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:17 AM
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1. There are lots of good reasons to make your own soup. This is one more.
Less sodium, more of whatever ingredient you like, taste.....

If you make too much, you can freeze it (most of the time, some are less forgiving of freezing than others).

Still, I've been known to lazy out and open a can of Campbell's.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:13 PM
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18. Some of us don't have time to make everything from scratch...
Some of us have jobs, kids, etc.

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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:39 PM
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19. Wasn't a criticism (and I have a job myself), just an observation.
It would be nice if canned soups were more healthy as a general rule (of course that is true for a lot of convenience foods).

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lovelyrita Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:06 PM
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22. You can buy soup in a tetra pack.
I buy lots of items that normally come in cans this way to avoid BPA's.

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:31 AM
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36. What is a tetra pack?
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lovelyrita Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:08 AM
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37. It's a paper carton that they use in place of cans.
I buy tomatoes this way and soups. They can be found in a regular grocery store usually near the canned items.

http://miracleupm.blogspot.com/2011/04/tetra-pak-recycl...
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:44 PM
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23. Single mom of two with a job: that's what a crockpot is for.
Got chicken stock going in mine right now.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:26 AM
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27. I don't make my own tomato paste, though. Does come in a tube, but I don't know if that is BPA free
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:19 AM
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2. But wait , Steve - don't you know that anyone who is overweight is a gluttonous pig?
It's all calories in, calories out! The worldwide rise in obesity couldn't possibly have anything to do with thefact so many of us are carrying a load of petrochemicals that mimic hormones!


:sarcasm: <----- needed because many think the above statements are absolutely true!
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:21 AM
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3. thank you (n/t)
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:59 AM
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11. thank you! n/t
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:29 AM
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28. Oh, is this the "being more female makes you more fat" argument?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:56 AM
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35. BPA is one of the causes of the skyrocketing hypothyroid rates
and hypothyroid disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated illnesses out there-because treating it properly isn't as profitable as treating the many, many symptoms it causes!
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:24 AM
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4. soup - another failure of the "free" market - capitalism at its finest
That manufacturers are allowed to market soup - with even its ferocious amount of salt, not to mention this, as healthy - to children - it's unconscionable.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:26 AM
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5. Great just after I bought a bunch of cans.....
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:44 AM
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7. I guess that goes for canned tomatoes, too. That's what I put in my soup.
:cry: I'm getting sick of all the corruption in our marketplace. We might as well be China.
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Miss_Underestimated Donating Member (239 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:54 PM
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17. apparently Muir Glen Tomato packaging is, or will be BPA-free. I was unable to
find out at their website what the packaging consists of, however.

http://safemama.com/2010/11/03/general-mills-muir-glen-...
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:57 PM
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25. A website I went to said they have still not committed to BPA free linings yet. IDK why it is that..
Manufacturers are insisting on the lining. I grew up eating diced tomatoes in cans for many years before they came up with these. They never discolored or interacted with the food. I imagine it is the quality of the metal they made the cans that is the problem with leaching. They seem to be different than in the past.

I like to buy Muir's tomatoes by the case. The only solution I have heard for those who are using canned vegetables is to drain and then rinse all the packing water out, which seems a shame, as I think that is where some of the flavor is.

Food security is getting to be a concern and there are so many chemicals that interact with out bodies that I have been forced to reduce the variety of my diet a great deal because I don't trust the processors at all.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:26 AM
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6. It's about time news reports focused on BPA exposure beyond plastic bottles.
I wonder what the levels are like for workers in plants processing those foods.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:49 AM
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8. We only buy soups that come in cartons. nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:30 AM
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29. Did any of the ingredients in those soups come in cans?
Even organic tomatoes come in cans.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:55 AM
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9. I really like the frozen "Tabachnik" brand soup
Once you start making soup or even eating frozen soup you can taste the can in the other kind....
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:22 PM
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15. Same here.
Most of it is low-calorie, too.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:56 AM
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10. maybe we should go back to canning things in glass
glass is reusable and probably not any more loss from breakage than dented cans.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:33 AM
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30. Some soups are sold that way, but who knows where they got their ingredients?
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:02 PM
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12. K&R
- And then there were none.....




Bisphenol-A - ''The Disappearing Male''
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:08 PM
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13. Another question: Okay, I make my own soup and keep the leftovers
in a plastic bowl with a cover in the fridge or freezer. Is that any safer?
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:16 PM
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14. i try not to freeze leftovers or use glass containers.
finish my soup over a week or so. sigh. i just used 2 cans of soup for a casserole.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:37 AM
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32. What's wrong with glass containers?
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:57 PM
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21. I use canning jars
which I usually have around anyway. I've even found that certain peanut butter lids (trader joes brand) will fit a standard mouth canning jar, removing the need to use the metal lids and rings. Nothing wrong with the metal, but they do tend to rust over time in the fridge.

We use glass lock brand storage containers for leftovers, and dh and I use the smallest ones for our work lunches. We just don't reheat with the plastic lids, instead using paper towels.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:36 AM
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31. Probably not. You can buy glass refrigerator storage containers with glass lids.
It was one of my earliest memories of my great aunt--her rectangular refrigerator storage containers with flat glass lids. Only place I had ever seen them, until I saw them on Crate and Barrel's website not so long ago.

The circle of life!
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:53 PM
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16. that can't be!
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 12:54 PM by shanti
soup is good food, campbell says so! :eyes:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:43 PM
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20. Yeah, but I notice they don't say "Campbell's Soup is good food".
:P

They imply it, though.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:20 PM
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24. Does this affect canned pet food as well?
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:25 AM
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26. Context free data, whee!
Fact: People who eat bananas process and excrete more radioactive particles than those who do not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:17 AM
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33. I do not regularly consume food packaged in cans...
...but, my cat does. Every day,

Plus, he's on a prescription diet, due to food allergies...insanely expensive food at that, compared to what he formerly ate, but it's the only thing on the market, as prescribed by our veterinarian, which seems to work.

Now, I hope the anti-allergen benefits outweigh the can-packaged-negatives...?

And, please, do not accuse me of caring more about "animals" than "people," cuz that is not my point.

If these chemicals are bad for people, which I have very little doubt, than it follows that our animal friends' well-being may be at risk, as well.

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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:21 AM
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34. This is scary - I'm glad I quit eating canned food
given the health risks listed in this study it seems that the food industry had a secret plot to exterminate poor people through hidden dangers like this
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