I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
Rodale News has an article about the dangerous effects of BPA. BPA comes from plastic and cans lined with plastic. This is one area where I really need improvement because I still buy food in cans but need to get away from it. (I'm still not convinced that buying BPA-free plastic is the way to go because they're just substituting another similar plastic that probably is just as harmful). I am slowly taking steps to get away from canned food that comes in plastic-lined cans. I recently bought tomato paste in a jar - it was expensive but health care even more so. Starting with tomato products is a great first step because tomatoes and tomato products are acidic and can erode the lining faster than other foods. I still buy mushrooms and beans in cans but I can get around that because mushrooms are available in glass jars and I can cook and freeze my own beans from dried. Here's a summary of what BPA can do for you:
cause heart arrhythmia
lower sex drive
increase abdominal fat
affect the health of your offspring and descendants