Source: Impact Lab
Eating canned soup every day for just five days caused a 1,000 per cent increase in levels of bisphenol A in the body, they found.
Scientists blame this increase on manufacturers using BPA in the lining of soup tins to prevent them from rusting.
BPA is an organic compound that can mimic the body’s own hormones and previous research has warned it can increase the risk of illnesses including heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
It is known as the gender-bending chemical, after previous studies showed it can interfere with the way hormones are processed.
But scientists are split over its effects, with some maintaining it is perfectly safe and others linking it to cancer, obesity and diabetes.
BPA is also used to line other metal food containers polycarbonate bottles and some products used in dental surgeries. It has been banned from baby bottles in the EU.
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