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#251155 - 09/24/12 11:01 AM More bad news about BPA in food packaging
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Seems the alternatives are not much better. Really calls into question the safety of long-term food storage in cans...

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/the-new-scary-threat-in-canned-soup
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#251156 - 09/24/12 02:01 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
GoatRider Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 835
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
It seems like pretty much everything in our modern world causes cancer or heart disease or something bad. But we aren't dying of old age at 40 like we were 200 years ago, so we must be doing something right.

Anyways, that particular study talks about a 40-60% increase in meningioma, which is a pretty rare cancer. Not exactly my definition of "scary", imo.
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#251157 - 09/24/12 03:21 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2191
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Now I get it!

Can ... Cancer .... It should have been so obvious

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#251159 - 09/24/12 05:23 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: KenK]
thseng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 900
Loc: NW NJ
Unfortunately, that study is virtually meaningless, at least as reported.

It studied 500 people who all had brain cancer and found that the 250 that had meningioma tended to have higher levels of BPA in their urine. While this implies that BPA causes meningioma, one could just as validly deduce that meningioma causes higher levels of BPA or that meningioma causes one to consume more canned food.

Apparently, meningioma is most often benign and asymptomatic, so if BPA makes one more likely to that type of cancer instead of another, perhaps we should eat more canned food!
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#251161 - 09/24/12 06:45 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Scarey, My SIL the vegetarian has been telling us about Cyanide in rice,and another friend pointed this about GMO corn when it hit with roundup causing horrible tumors. See link. Our food supply is a scarey thing anymore.

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/09/20/...rifying-tumors/

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#251165 - 09/24/12 06:54 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: ]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
I ignore stuff like this. 500 people is a vastly small sum of people to be studying. Besides canned food has had BPA liners for decades now. Besides I think BPA is a red herring.
I dont,chemicals and people just dont mix well IMO.

On my piddling garden we use nothing chemical,if it isnt made by nature,dont use it.And we lose little.Some just wont grow because of powdery mildew,oh well,then I cant grow it here.

As for the politics of can this be done large scale,beats me,but if I have a choice I avoid every chemical and every drug possible.Note IF POSSIBLE,some,like the canned food lining,we are stuck to a large degree,I would prefer it gone tho....

FWIW,again,world is a dangerous place.


Edited by spuds (09/24/12 06:56 PM)

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#251166 - 09/24/12 07:56 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
barbarian Offline
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Registered: 01/18/12
Posts: 70
Loc: USA
It is an interesting study, but as has been previously stated, it is far from being clear on the exact threat level of BPA's.

While I plan to keep an eye on the subject, at this point, the unknown risk of BPA's is certainly preferable to going hungry for the duration of a disaster.

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#251171 - 09/25/12 05:04 AM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: barbarian]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Originally Posted By: barbarian
the unknown risk of BPA's is certainly preferable to going hungry for the duration of a disaster.
Agreed! Benefit to risk ratio is high in that situation.

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#251179 - 09/25/12 01:08 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: ]
williamlatham Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 265
Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
I agree. While I don't eat a lot of canned food, I do drink daily and continuously from my original nalgene full-on BPA bottle. When I die, feel free to see if the bottle was the cause of death, although gravity will probably be the number one culprit.

Bill

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#251180 - 09/25/12 01:36 PM Re: More bad news about BPA in food packaging [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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Registered: 02/22/07
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We are all going to die from living. Last I checked the mortiality rate is still 100%, no one gets out of this life alive!
I quit trying to figure out what was going to end my life a long time ago, so I could just enjoy the years God is giving me. JMO
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