*Print this out and fold up in your wallet so you always have it when grocery shopping, or take a pic on your phone to reference.
DON’T have BPA’s:
Eden Foods: All 33 of its organic beans, chili, rice & beans, refried, and flavored.
Trader Joe’s Brand: Canned corn, tomatoes, beans (except baked beans), tunafish, anchovies, poultry, beef, coconut milk, fruit (except mandarins) and vegetables (except artichokes).
Hunt’s Tomato Products: Only their plain tomatoes – but great first step!!!
Whole Foods: 27% of its store-brand canned goods. No specifics given!*
Amy’s: As of March, 2012 all products in non-bpa cans. Look for: NB, for Non-BPA on the bottom of each can.
Bionaturae: Canned tomatoes.
Campbell’s Soups: Announced March, 2012 that it will be phasing out BPA from its cans! They have yet to make clear when that will begin, or what they plan to use instead of BPA.
Crowne Prince Natural: Tuna, Salmon, Kippers. See this link for specifics.
Muir Glen: Canned tomato products only.
Native Factor: Coconut Water.
Native Forest: Organic coconut milk, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms, hearts of palm and all of their canned fruits.
Ocean Brands: Salmon, tuna, oyster, crab, snackit, snack n lunch and fish salads. (Not the shrimp, clams and food service size.)
Oregon’s Choice: Canned Tuna.
Vital Choice: Canned salmon, albacore tuna, sardines and mackerel.
Wild Planet: Canned Sardines and 5 oz tuna.
Ecofish (Henry & Lisa’s): Canned Tuna.
Nature’s One: Organic powdered baby milks.
DO contain BPA’s
Eden Foods: Canned tomato products (look for their new – glass jars)
Trader Joe’s Brand: All soups, chilis and stews. Plus; Sardines, Crab, Cherrystone Clams & Oysters, Mandarins, Hatch Chilies, Artichokes, Organic Baked Beans.
Whole Foods: 73% of its store-brand canned goods.
Ocean Brands: Shrimp, clams and 4lb food service size.
Annie’s, Brad’s, Muir Glen, Westbrae cans are lined with BPA.
ALL food cans out there other than those listed above…
Most all Aluminum Cans are lined with BPA.
Polycarbonate plastic (grouped in #7) contains BPA and BPAF (worse!).
*(Many shiny thermal receipts contain BPA!!! I try not to accept my receipts from cash registers unless I have to.
ATM receipts, cash register receipts, prescription labels, and lottery/airline tickets.
Don’t hand children receipts that might contain BPA. Since they constantly put their hands in their mouths, the BPA’s are then easily ingested.)
The SHORT & NOT-SO-SWEET on BPA’S:
“BPA’S closely mimics the structure and function of the hormone estradiol with the ability to bind to and activate the same estrogen receptor as the natural hormone”-Wiki
Basically BPA’S messes up our hormones which makes them act irregular. If your hormones aren’t working correctly then NOTHING WORKS CORRECTLY.
It causes several areas within our body to function abnormally, these are the most affected:
REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS, NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES, THYROID DYSFUNCTIONS, OBESITY, BREAST & PROSTATE CANCER, SEXUAL BEHAVIOR ISSUES, ASTHMA, Disruption of the Dopaminergic System…and so on.
Fetus’s, infants and children of all ages are greatly effected by BPA’S because of their developing bodies.
Want more basic info on BPA’S? Read on here.