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Kroger to Stop Using BPA

By May 13, 2011

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Responding to customer concerns about bisphenol-A, grocery giant Kroger says it will no longer use BPA in its private-label canned goods or its paper receipts.

The action has added weight because Kroger is a highly ranked Fortune 500 company.

Although other companies are feeling consumer and shareholder pressure stop selling products that contain BPA, or to remove the chemical from their own products, most are expressing interest without taking action.

While companies debate their positions on BPA, consumers are increasingly concerned about the growing number of studies that are linking BPA exposure to a range of serious health problems. Meanwhile, at least 20 states and several cities have banned BPA in certain products, particularly products used by infants and young children.

Concerned consumers can take three actions immediately:

  • Support companies that refuse to use BPA or sell products containing BPA
  • Urge lawmakers to clarify the dangers of BPA and what level of exposure is safe
  • Limit their exposure to BPA by the purchases and lifestyle choices they make every day

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