A report released this week by Consumer Reports shows that many of the country's most popular canned foods - including such brands as Campbell's Chicken Soup - may contain dangerous levels of a chemical linked to serious health risks.
The chemical in question is known as Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in the lining of cans and leaches into the enclosed food. BPA has been known to lead to higher rates of reproductive abnormalities, breast and prostate cancer, and heart disease.
The chemical is so risky that several major companies have already made commitments to stop using it, including Wal-Mart and Target.
But major food companies have resisted a ban because it would require them to change their packaging. Most prominent among these resisters is Campbell's Soup, the largest soup company in the world and therefore one of the most responsible for exposing consumers to BPA.
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