Study: BPA Levels Soar After Eating Canned Soup
Dr. Cynara Coomer explains the risk
- Duration 4:01
- Date Nov 25, 2011
Dr. Cynara Coomer explains the risk
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Thanks according to a new study by Harvard researchers eating canned soup may significantly.
Increase your levels of this fun all AB PA I think it's known as.
It's a chemical that some health experts warn could put you at greater risk for heart disease diabetes even obesity we're told.
BP A is found in the lining of many food cans used to prevent corrosion researchers at Harvard say they were concerned about the result some even suggesting manufacturers Begin eliminating.
BP A from canned products altogether.
Let's take this to a member of our Fox News medical eighteen joining -- -- doctors and our former director of the comprehensive breast center.
At Staten island university hospital doctor or restricts you all right I got three cans of -- economic desk in my -- I I can't all the time.
-- me explain a lot about me but.
-- how dangerous could it be.
Well it's very controversial because the American Chemical Society is set that there is no danger at the FDA has some concerns about most of their concerns had to do with children and babies.
In regards to brain development or or -- -- developments.
And so that's for their concern lies now there have been some studies have -- that there is an association between cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
With BP A but that we studied a lot of research really work that out.
Do and then at that as I get the question then becomes -- -- how much BP A become a problem how long you have to be exposed to BP A for to be a problem and that's really sixties to come through.
I was reading in the research here that if you eat or at least they tested somebody -- -- canned -- every day for a week and the PGA level and that individuals -- jumped.
Right which is striking number and -- the many of us he can't see it every day -- taking it to work current that's certainly much easier for.
Busy families seem to be using canned products so I think there's something to be said about reducing the amount -- canned food if you can.
But what does that really mean clinically isn't doesn't really matter if we have that kind of spike in a year and a BP A the FDA says that may be some reason to be concerned so there may be some reason to to decrease in my campaign.
Show if people want to be ultra careful here they -- to use BP A free plastic bottles and containers for how do you know if it's BP A free.
Well the plastic bottles nowadays will say and actually there's a code even have a seven or three and it's indicated as BP A -- -- -- most the time now.
Manufacturers' -- advertising BP A free.
I think he's been mostly concerned about babies so -- baby bottles and sipping cups try to use the BP A free products.
In regards to us try not to microwave -- some plastic dishes when you can use porcelain or stainless steel or glass and and then in the meantime reduce -- your canned food intake until we kind of sort this -- Microwave plastered all.
Time do it anymore I think he can transfer its and having it taken the fun out of my line.
-- the convenience of it I want to hear it yeah another subject here the CDC is now confirming three new cases of the new flu virus.
That originated in pigs and is now being transferred person to person is this another so called Swine Flu threat.
Now I think so far everybody we should we just come down at this point even the CDC is also -- at this point it doesn't seem to be a major threat.
Three children were identified they apparently were not exposed to -- -- pigs so they probably got from person to person but they didn't actually see it progressed beyond that.
And in addition to that the children had very mild symptoms respiratory -- -- had a fever they were treated with anti viral and didn't require hospitalization to so part doesn't look like things.
And how we how and so far the flu season is upon us I got a flu shot my kids got a flu shot where are we on that.
It's the right thing to -- the best way to protect ourselves although their studies at -- it's only 59 to 60% effective to get a flu vaccine is still better than 0% to get your flu vaccines.
And for now it looks like everything's under control but so far nothing has spiked up it says that we need speed.
-- -- good news and with the flu hysteria in the last several years and things seem to have calmed down a little bit.
-- -- come down for now but -- look at most we'll see an epidemic again as as we get closer to the flu seasons.
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