organic

Certain organic foods not stored in plastic may still contain BPA, says study

Sunday, March 10, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: organic spices, BPA contamination, hidden chemicals

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Just because you buy organic and avoid storing your food in plastic containers does not necessarily mean that the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is no longer in your food. A recent study published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology has revealed that BPA and certain other endocrine-disrupting chemicals may still be problematic for health-conscious individuals, and that more regulations are needed to protect the general public from the unseen poisons lurking in the food supply.

Based on a small-scale trial involving 10 families, researchers from University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health and the Seattle Children's Research Institute found that even when families ate a steady diet of mostly fresh, organic food not stored in plastic containers containing BPA, their exposure levels to both BPA and phthalates, another toxic plastics chemical, were still remarkably high. In fact, compared to families eating a "mainstream" diet, those fed specially-catered organic and local foods had higher-than-normal metabolite concentrations of phthalates and BPA in their urine.

For the study, five of the 10 families were given simple handouts advising them on how to avoid BPA and phthalates when shopping for and preparing food, while the other five families were fed already-prepared meals made from foods that were not stored in plastic, and that were local and organic when available. All participants from both groups had their urine tested for the two chemicals at the beginning of the study and again after five days of undergoing the two protocols.

Much to their surprise, the researchers found that the organic, seemingly BPA-free group experienced doubled BPA levels in their urine at the end of the five-day period, while the handout-only group saw no change in urinary concentrations of the chemical. After going back and testing a range of ingredients to identify why this may have been the case, the researchers discovered that dairy products stored in glass bottles and organic, imported ground coriander had unusually high levels of DEHP, a "gender-bending" phthalate compound that is banned in Europe but still used in the U.S.

"Current information we give families may not be enough to reduce exposures," explained Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, lead author of the study. "It's difficult to control your exposure to these chemicals, even when you try. We have very little control over what's in our food, including contaminants. Families can focus on buying fresh fruits and vegetables, foods that are not canned ... but it may take new federal regulations to reduce exposures to these chemicals."

Steer clear of metal soup cans, plastic containers, and thermal paper receipts

Admittedly, the bottled dairy and the ground coriander were the only two ingredients used in the organic portion of the study that tested high for phthalates, which suggests that these particular items are atypical sources of exposure and not necessarily common throughout the general food supply. This is evidenced by the fact that a similar study conducted in 2011 arrived at much different results, having found that organic, fresh food is a much less likely sources of both phthalates and BPA.

And yet at the same time, Dr. Sathyanarayana says dairy products and spices in general are common sources of phthalates, and that consumers need to beware. Besides avoiding the more obvious sources of contamination such as plastic containers and packaging and metal food cans, people need to continue seeking out fresh, organic, and hopefully safety-tested foods that are free of chemical contamination, and also avoid touching thermal paper receipts, which are another common source of BPA.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/256978.php

http://www.motherjones.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
Organic spices at FETCH.news
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.