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Fast food may come with a side of phthalate chemicals

Source: CBS (April 13, 2016)

BY DENNIS THOMPSON APRIL 13, 2016 / 5:32 PM / HEALTHDAY Eating fast food may expose a person to potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, a new study suggests. People who consumed lots of fast food tended to have levels of phthalates in their urine that were 24 percent to 40 percent higher than people who rarely ate take-out […]

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10 ways the incoming FDA Commissioner should protect people from toxic chemicals in food

Source: EDF (April 22, 2021)

Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director at Environmental Defense Fund. The FDA’s critical role in the COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense interest in whom President Biden will nominate to lead the agency as its new commissioner. While COVID-19 is the priority, the FDA obviously has many vital other responsibilities. Though it doesn’t get that much attention, […]

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Parents Erupt Over FDA Failure To Regulate Toxic Metals in Food

Source: Politico (February 28, 2021)

Lead, arsenic and cadmium are commonly found in baby foods, but also in many of the ingredients families use to make their own. When Congress released a report this month finding that popular baby foods contain worrisome levels of toxic heavy metals, the reaction was swift. Scary headlines blared from the New York Times to […]

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Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports

Source: The New York Times (February 4, 2021)

Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products like bottled water, congressional investigators said on Thursday.

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A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’

Source: Business Insider (July 28, 2019)

Glenn Evers worked as a chemical engineer for DuPont Industries for 22 years, designing coatings for paper food packaging. While there, he discovered that Zonyl RP — a chemical found in popcorn bags, fast food packaging, and paper plates — was entering people’s food at three times the rate that the company had reported to the US Food and […]

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Food packaging is full of toxic chemicals – here’s how it could affect your health

Source: The Guardian (May 28, 2019)

If you care about what you eat, you should care about what it comes in The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding […]

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The problem with all the plastic that’s leaching into your food

Source: Vox (December 8, 2018)

There’s mounting evidence that it’s a health hazard. By Julia Belluz and Radhika Viswanathan  Updated Dec 4, 2018, 5:22pm EST Consider what you’ve eaten today. Perhaps you drank juice from a plastic bottle and coffee from a Keurig pod. For breakfast, you might have had fruit with yogurt. Your lunch salad may have been packed in a plastic container. There’s […]

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