Fast food wrappers and popcorn bags leach fire-fighting chemical into food
Photo: Waymond CThe evils of fast food are seemingly endless: They are hazards to both our health and to the environment, and who knows what the consequences of all the preservatives are. But now, turns out the packaging also leaches its own worrisome problems directly into the food wrapped inside it.
A new study has found that perfluoroalkyls, synthetic chemicals that repel oil and are used on paper packaging like food wrappers and popcorn bags to prevent grease from leaking through them, can migrate directly into food — and then into human blood, where these chemicals have already been found.
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