March 30th, 2011
You are what you eat. But according to a new study, you also are what your food was wrapped or packed in, at least to a small degree.
And if that food was enclosed in plastic or plastic resin-lined cans, it could be having an effect on your health.
Researchers investigating whether the endocrine-disrupting plastic chemicals BPA (bisphenol A) and DEHP migrate from food packaging into humans have found evidence that they do.
The study, by researchers from the Silent Spring Institute, the Breast Cancer Fund and Vassar College, sampled the urine of 20 participants in 2010, testing the levels of BPA and DEHP while the study subjects ate a regular diet containing canned and packaged foods, and then again when the study group was placed on a fresh food diet.