Skip to comments.BPA found in cans linked to asthma
Posted on 03/03/2013 7:11:00 AM PST by Renfield
U.S. researchers report a link between early childhood exposure to bisphenol A -- a chemical used in can liners and store receipts -- and higher asthma risk.
Lead author Dr. Kathleen Donohue, an assistant professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Center for Children's Environmental Health, and colleagues tracked 568 women enrolled in the Mothers & Newborns study of environmental exposures.
BPA exposure was determined by measuring levels of a BPA metabolite in urine samples taken during the third trimester of pregnancy and in the children at ages 3, 5 and 7....
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If the left wants to help asthma then they should tell the EPA and their messiah obama the clown that they shoudl bring back the old inhalers as the new ones do not work at all.
I shold know as I have asthma, and since the EPA banned the inhaler which worked because they claimed it pollutes the air I;ve had asthma attacks and been took to hospital.
Think about it, they tell me my inhaler is polluting the air while they take helicoptors, planes and big SUV’s
Look for a slew of articles on the dangers of long term food supplies.
Then look for the government to intervene with overkill nonsense regulation and cut access and supply. They'd control health care and the food supply.
Peter Venkman couldn't have said it any better. "Back off, man! I'm a scientist! Maybe it's just over diagnosis combined with statistical confounding factors or mere statistical noise. I remember reading one study that posited that the increase in asthma may be linked to decrease in hookworms in children. Apparently, we live in such a sterile environment that childern's immune systems do not develop properly. Or something.
This still may be worth looking into. We have an older male cat who was diagnosed last year as having hyperthyroidism. We are using a special food to control it (a lot cheaper than radiation). Vet studies have seen a high correlation between this and cats eating canned (as opposed to dry) food. I went back and looked at the chemical that was implicated in this, and it is the same, BP-A. Apparently it is used on the insides as a coating on cans, and dissolves in oils. There is also a much lower incidence of this in countries (such as some in Europe) where canned cat food is much less prevalent.
Not sure exactly what ‘can liners’ are. Is that trash can bags or some kind of coating on the inside of cans such as Cokes or canned foods?
On the other hand, everyone knows what store receipts are. So the next EPA regulation will no doubt be to limit women from shopping with their children.
That proposal appears to be a win/win regulation to me.
Interesting. A University of Missouri study found that “the total mass of BPA on a receipt is 250 to 1,000 times greater than the amount of BPA typically found in a can of food.” Not all stores use this type of receipt.
Bisphenol S (BPS) is a chemical used as a replacement for bisphenol A (BPS).
Companies can say they are BPA-free by using BPS, which is a similar estrogen-like chemical and is probably just as bad.
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