Anway, today I learned about a freaky little chemical called BPa or Bisphenol A. BPa is in most plastics: plastic water bottles, plastic baby bottles, plastic food packages and it is also in canned food (think: Progresso Soup). The reason you should care is that it may or may not cause hormone changes within the endocrine system which may or may not lead to premature puberty in your children or cancer within yourself.
There isn't enough scientific proof (yet) to accuse this pesky chemical of causing either premature maturity or cancer - but then again it took scientists several light years to get around to fessing up about cigarettes and we're all better safe than sorry (thankyouverymuch lobbyists!).
So that's reason number x million to stop buying food in those pretty little plastic packages (or at least, be warier). Which is kind of a bummer because there's nothing I love more than a can of Campbell's Chicken N Stars and a bottle of Ginger Ale when I'm infiltrated with the flu.
I highly recommend reading about BPa HERE, HERE and HERE and then watching this video here in addition to passing on the information to everyone you know.
Then go eat your greens.