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Does milk in Canada have BPA in the bags or cartons?

This is a question I could never really answer because they don’t post it on the product itself, so I emailed the companies directly.

You may think I’m paranoid and a freak about this, but it has estrogen-like properties which may contribute to some boys and men get these man boobs or have very feminine body shapes (big hips for instance), disrupting their normal hormonal balance.

BPA COMMONLY EXISTS IN:

  • Clear hard plastics (especially #7), but I am not convinced they aren’t in other plastics as well
  • Receipts (seriously, there is BPA ON RECEIPTS. Do not touch receipts then lick your fingers or anything.)
  • Disposable paper cups
  • Metal cans (as the lining)
  • Food storage containers
  • Reusable water bottles (polycarbonate)
  • Pitchers
  • Tableware
  • Aluminium cans
  • Tetrapaks (these are plastic squeezeable containers hold things like soy milk or rice milk for instance)

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DO NOT HEAT UP BOTTLES WITH BPA IN THEM

It makes BPA leech out from the bottles even more.

BUT AVOID USING PLASTIC FOR FOOD OR LIQUIDS ANYWAY

In Germany they did a study that liquids absorb BPA anyway even though it is kept cold.

Source

..AND YES, CANADA HAS MILK IN BAGS

Get over it.

We keep milk in bags, not just in huge plastic jugs or cartons.

It seems quite minimal in terms of waste but personally, I don’t buy milk in any kind of carton or bag — I buy all my milk in reusable glass bottles from Harmony Organics.

DOES MILK IN CANADA HAVE BPA?

Here are the responses so far:


NATREL (AGROPUR)

Response as of February 10th 2014:

“All of our milk containers (cartons and plastics) are BPA free.”

I will update this post as I get more info.

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7 Comments

  1. sara

    I just started buying the big glass jugs for me and my son. A lot of stuff comes in plastic how do we know if its bpa free especially food fresh frozen any number I should look out or avoid thats printed on the plastic. I also hope you can let me know about those milk bags. I am reading a book called it starts with a egg regarding fertility and talks a,lot about BPA . TKS -sara

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    1. sherry@savespendsplurge.com

      Hi Sarah

      I only buy in glass jugs. I cannot tell you whether it has BPA or not. I do not know. I just avoid plastic and anything wet touching plastic (it absorbs BPA).. and receipts, and even disposable cups have BPA in them so be careful.

      Reply
  2. ArianaAuburn

    I have been to 5 supermarkets and haven’t found milk sold in bags yet. I keep finding milk sold in cartons or plastic bottles.

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Seriously? Which supermarkets in Canada??

      I see them even in convenience stores….

      Reply
      1. ArianaAuburn

        The ones in the Alberta province

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  3. Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

    Wow – I had no idea BPA was in receipts!!! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more on this!

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I was surprised too, but it makes it slippery.

      Reply

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