Michigan Radio: Study finds fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging

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A new study found fluorinated chemicals in one third of the fast food packages researchers tested. The chemicals keep oil and grease from leaking through. The researchers found that out of 407 food packages tested, 46% of food contact papers and 20% of paperboard contained fluorinated chemicals.

Scientists have found this class of chemicals doesn’t break down in the environment, and some kinds of fluorinated chemicals are linked to health problems.

Rebecca Williams

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