Canned Food, plastic #7 and BPA as endocrine disrupter - Avoid
BPA is a synthetic estrogen that can disrupt the endocrine system, even in small amounts. It has been linked to a wide variety of ills, including infertility, breast and reproductive system cancer, obesity, diabetes, early puberty, behavioral changes in children and resistance to chemotherapy treatments.
* Buy baby formula in plastic, glass or other non-metal containers. When possible, choose powdered formulabecause the packaging contains less BPA and because the powder is diluted with fresh water. If your baby needs liquid formula, look for brands sold in plastic or glass containers.
* Limit your consumption of canned food, particularly if you are pregnant.
* Look for canned food labeled as BPA-free or buy food packed in glass jars or waxed cardboard cartons. A few small companies sell cans lined with non-BPA alternatives