Eating fresh foods can lower BPA exposure risk

March 30, 2011 2:43:41 PM PDT
People who avoid canned and packaged food for as little as three days can dramatically reduce their exposure to BPA.

Bisphenol A is found in many types of plastic packaging, including food storage containers and bottles.

The chemical has been linked to a series of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.

Researchers for the Silent Spring Institute in Massachusetts found families who ate only freshly prepared organic foods for three days cut their levels of BPA by 66 percent.

The study appears in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.