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




Some fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, warns a new study.Researchers found more than 20 toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance. Grease-proof packaging has helped make burgers and pizzas on-the-go a less messy proposition. 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.

Henry Bodkin

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