BPA in Kids’ Canned Food
Ripple generated hundreds of television, print and online stories on behalf of the Breast Cancer Fund when we released their study on BPA in Kids’ Canned Food. Exposure to BPA, used to make the epoxy-resin linings of metal food cans, has been linked in lab studies to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, type-2 diabetes, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Childhood exposure is of concern because this endocrine-disrupting chemical can affect children’s hormonal systems during development and set the stage for later-life diseases. Every food sample tested positive for the toxic chemical, with Campbell’s Disney Princess and Toy Story soups testing the highest. In addition to the 250 TV stories that aired, this report was featured on the home page of CBS.com as well as on MSNBC, Washington Post, Agence France Presse, ABC News.com, The Atlantic, WebMD, plus a news story and editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle.