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Lead leaching is of far less concern these days than in decades past.

That’s because there’s no lead in most modern US cans, and hasn’t been for about two decades. Cans used to have lapped and (lead-tin) soldered side seams, but they’ve even perfected solderless side seams for those cans which still have them. Many food cans have BPA as a component of the lining. See:

  1. http://www.inspirationgreen.com/bpa-lined-cans.html
  2. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/06/tests-of-canned-food-brands-reveals-most-have-controversial-chemical-in-lining/#.VxfVkkwrKUk

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