The risks of Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical that affects hormones, could be minimized to a great extent by eating fresh produce instead of packaged food.
The report brought out by nonprofit Breast Cancer Fund and the Silent Spring Institute, a breast cancer research group states that BPA is used in food-packaging material and could be absorbed into the food and cause birth defects, autism and reproductive health problems. Breast and prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are other consequences of BPA.
The study, named "Food Packaging and Bisphenol A", used five families to study the effects of their eating habits. After eating packaged food for some days, the families changed to eating fresh, organic food for three days. The urinary BPA levels decreased by 60 per cent, within three days of eating fresh produce.
The answer was 'Yes.'