A concerning new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry analyzed the concentrations of hormone-disrupting chemicals known as bisphenols in foodstuff from the United States and their implications for human exposure, revealing widespread contamination of the food supply.[i]
While most educated consumers are now diligently limiting their exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) containing products, many are still unaware that an entire class of endocrine-disrupting bisphenol chemicals exist, with at least eight of sixteen in existence commonly used in production. These lesser known bisphenol analogues are being substituted for BPA by manufacturers of consumer goods, even within so-called “BPA free” products, in an attempt to both evade public relations fallout and increasingly stringent regulatory controls.
The authors of the new study reiterate this concerning chicanery:
As the concern over the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) continues to grow, this compound is gradually being replaced, in industrial applications, with compounds such as bisphenol F (BPF) and bisphenol S (BPS).