The Effect of Canned Products on Human Body


  • Olatinpo Morayo Kemi
  • Ogundowole Thompson Olubodun
  • Famojuro Olusegun Olabisi
  • Makinwa Olutobi Joshua
  • Babatunde-Ikare Oluyemisi Victoria
  • Adebayo Mary Taiwo
  • Jimoh Babatunde Olawale Rufus Giwa aPolytechnic owo, computer engineering



Canned Products, Bisphenol A (BPA), Food, Clostridium, Microorganism


The use of canned products has become one of the defining characteristics of modern life. Canning is a method of preserving food by first sealing it in air-tight jars, cans or pouches, and then heating it to a temperature that destroys contaminating microorganisms that can either be of health or spoilage concern because of the danger posed by several spore-forming thermo-resistant microorganisms, such as Clostridium botulinum (the causative agent of botulism). Bisphenol A (BPA) is constantly discharged at trace levels in food packed in metal cans with PVC lining. BPA is a known endocrine or hormone disruptor and is implicated in diseases ranging from infertility, obesity, breast and prostate cancer, to diabetics, thyroid malfunction and attention deficit syndrome. This represents a cause for concern because of potential effects of Bisphenol A to human health. This research presents the report on the effect of BPA on human and possible way to reduce it.


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How to Cite

Kemi, O. M., Olubodun, O. T., Olabisi, F. O., Joshua, M. O., Victoria, B.-I. O., Taiwo, A. M., & Olawale, J. B. (2018). The Effect of Canned Products on Human Body. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(4).