While the risk is low there’s growing evidence that food can be contaminated by risky plastics used in some wraps and cans.
Polycarbonate containers and cans lined with epoxy resin can release release bisphenol A ( BPA) which has been linked with serious health issues including an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Another risky plastic is PVC because of chemicals called plasticisers which are added to it to make it flexible and soft. Plasticisers can migrate from the PVC into the food.
CHOICE is calling on the food industry to phase out the use of potentially hazardous forms of plastics in baby products and food packaging. Read the full CHOICE story here .