Summer is here, what better time of year to kick your canned food habit? The American Nurses Association
, along with the Breast Cancer Fund
, supports the removal of Bisphenol A (BPA) from the lining of metal food cans. BPA, originally developed as a synthetic estrogen, can leach out of canned food linings and be ingested by consumers. Many studies link BPA exposure to cancer, obesity , and behavioral disorders. Visit www.breastcancerfund.org/kickthecan
for more tips and a personal pledge to decrease your exposure to BPA. Want to know more about BPA legislation? Visit http://capwiz.com/nursingworld/issues/bills/
for more details on the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2011.