Dear Campbell’s Soup: Stop Endangering Kids’ Health!

Campbell's Soup - BPA

Campbell's Soup -- Healthy and great for your kids, right? Think again!

 

After reading this I felt it was too important to ignore. To think that all these years we’ve been consuming what we thought were healthy soups and meals from our good friends at Campbell’s Soup only to find out that it’s being ‘poisoned’ in a sense by the lining of the can their stored in! Read below and you’ll see why I’m backing this petition and urging our readers to sign on as well.

Update 12/14/11: In December, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that eating a single serving of canned soup daily over five days resulted in a more than 1000 percent increase in urinary BPA levels. With the holidays approaching, it is imperative that we mobilize parents to unite on this important issue: Get BPA out of our kids food!

SpaghettiOs, Disney Princess Noodles, and Chicken Alphabet soup. Those are just three of several canned foods that Campbell’s markets to children.

Parents think they’re purchasing healthy foods with kid-friendly themes—but cancer, heart disease, early onset puberty, and other health problems could be lurking in the meals, according to a recent study by the Breast Cancer Fund.

Campbell’s lines its cans with bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical that can leach from can linings into the foods held inside. Health studies have linked BPA exposure to cancers, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and a host of other maladies.

Even other major manufacturers—have started using BPA-free can linings for certain products, are committed to removing the chemical from all packaging, and have a timeline to achieve this transition. What is Campbell’s waiting for?

It’s time for Campbell’s to stop being an industry laggard and start protecting kids’ health. Please sign our petition in support of the Breast Cancer Fund’s Cans Not Cancer campaign, and send a message to Campbell’s execs that it’s time to commit to ditch BPA.

As many parents may be aware, there has been a huge change in the baby bottle industry over the last few years to eliminate BPA from baby bottles and you cannot go into your local store without finding BPA Free bottles. But to find out that the very cans of ‘healthy’ soups and foods that you thought were helping to make your child healthy has the same BPA that we helped eliminate in baby bottles is just plain disturbing. The bottom line is that it has to stop now.

If you’re interested in joining with us to make a change for the betterment of your child’s health, CLICK HERE and sign the petition today to STOP the use of BPA in Campbell’s Soup cans!

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