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Toxic BPA found in food can liners purchased from dollar stores

 The Campaign for Healthier Solutions and our partners have released a new report in which nearly 200 food cans were tested for the toxic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), and we found that two out of three cans tested have the chemical in their lining.  Nearly 75% of all cans purchased from discount retailers Dollar Tree, Dollar General, 99 Cents Only and Family Dollar were found to contain BPA in their can lining.  BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemicals that negatively impacts our hormonal systems.  Evidence suggests that BPA may contribute to many harmful health effects, including breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma and attention deficit disorder.

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Eric Whalen, (971) 998-8786, ericwhalen@comingcleaninc.org 

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