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Ann Arbor Ecology Center Working To Keep Unsafe Food Cans Off The Market

Jun 23, 2016

Shelves with Canned Food
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The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor is working on a project to make sure supermarkets don't sell canned food products that could contain BPA in them.  


Jeff Gearhart is the research director for the center.  His team conducted a BPA study earlier this year that included canned foods from retailers found in Washtenaw County.  

"We discovered that two-thirds of the food cans on the market today still use bisphenol-based food coatings."

The Ecology Center would like to work with Kroger to address the issue locally.  BPA has been linked to breast and prostate cancer among other medical problems.

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