Baby food contaminated with endocrine disruptor bisphenol A
baby food is contaminated with a chemical that could possibly lead to cancer or neurobehavioural disorders. Invest-igations by Environ-mental Working Group (ewg), a us -based public interest organization, revealed an infant food formulation is contaminated by a suspected endocrine disruptor called bisphenol a (bpa), which in studies have shown to cause cancer in animals.
bpa is a component of epoxy resin, which is used to coat the interiors of metal cans during packaging to prevent corrosion. The investigation revealed that bpa leached into the infant food formulations, raising concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals.
ewg made public its findings in December 2007. It incriminated manufacturers of some of the most popular baby food brands. Baby food sold by Nestl