Warning: fast food packaging and grease-proof paper contain potentially harmful chemicals

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Grease-proof packaging has helped make burgers and pizzass on-the-go a less messy proposition. But the new study shows some fast-food packaging contains a range of fluorinated compounds some of which have been linked to potential health effects.

Previous studies in humans have suggested that long-chain, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, are associated with developmental problems in children, decreased fertility and an increased cancer risk.

Children are especially at risk for health effects because their developing bodies are more vulnerable to toxic chemicals
Doctor Laurel Schaider, Silent Spring Institute.


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