Consumer Reports says the 19 branded canned foods it tested for bisphenol A all contained the chemical. "Our studies show that the BPA is actually in the food itself," says Urvashi Rangan, director of technical policy for Consumer Reports magazine. In response, the American Chemistry Council's Steven Hentges told ABC News the level of exposure is "about a thousand times below safety standards set by government agencies around the world." A just-released study by the Environmental Protection Agency concluded low-dose maternal exposure to BPA had no significant developmental effects on laboratory rats.
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