And just when you thought that they’d get away with it…
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Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:37 PM
Subject: Wattie’s and carcinogenic gender-bending material
> Hi there,
> Last month I learnt that Wattie’s was donating 5c from every can to the
> Prostate Cancer Foundation. Wattie’s claims that their canned tomatoes
> can help prevent prostate cancer, however, their cans are also lined
> with toxic bisphenol-a plastic which some studies suggest may cause
> prostate cancer.
> The PCF should immediately reconsider its stance on Wattie’s. It is
> unacceptable for a large company to claim corporate responsibility,
> while simultaneously poisoning consumers with carcinogenic
> gender-bending material. Now that you are aware of this, what is your
> course of action?
> A brief exact about the toxicity of BPA:
> “BPA is used to make plastics clear and shatter-resistant, and is
> commonly found in water bottles, food containers, baby bottles, some
> dental fillings and the coatings for the inside of cans containing
> foods. While BPA has earned approval by the FDA for what are called
> “food contact” consumer products, the Centers for Disease Control and
> Prevention (CDC) research has shown that 95% of tested Americans have
> BPA levels at or above those found to cause abnormalities in animals.
> Bisphenol-A has been known to mimic the hormone estrogen and recent
> studies have raised concerns about the hormonal impact the chemical can
> have on the prostate gland, mammary gland, and reproductive development
> of fetuses, infants, and children. Scientific studies suggest that
> toddlers and infants are the most at risk from BPA because they have the
> highest levels of BPA exposure at a time when risks to reproduction and
> neural development are greatest.”
>  Claim by Wattie’s: “Anti-oxidants such as lycopene may help in
> improving prostate health”.
>  Study suggests that BPA plastic (used by Wattie’s in all their
> tomato products) may cause prostate cancer.
> SEN. SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW EFFORT TO BAN DANGEROUS BPA FROM ALL
> CHILDREN’S PLASTIC CONTAINERS, CANNED FOOD. (2009, November 17). US Fed
> News Service, Including US State News. Retrieved December 3, 2009, from
> Academic Research Library. (Document ID: 1902414521).
I will forward this to our medical committee for comment.
Thanks for the info.