Many consumers have become aware of the alarming research that shows chemicals from food packaging can leech into the foods they contain -- even though the Food and Drug Administration identifies and generally approves many of the chemicals and deems them safe for consumption.
Consumer watchdogs have found canned foods laced with these chemicals and in several states. Manufacturers have discontinued their use in baby and children's products. Families can reduce their exposure to these two chemicals simply by avoiding foods packaged in cans - such as soups, beans and tuna. Eden Organic and Wild Planet are two companies known for using BPA-free cans.