Testing finds that 8 out of 10 packaging materials for food contain highly toxic chemicals

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Pizzas, hamburgers, corn flakes and various kinds of drinks for kids are among the food items with packaging that contains several toxic chemicals according to tests done by the Swedish Chemicals Agency.

The agency tested over 60 different paper and cardboard-based packaging materials, and besides the already mentioned items above, the test included bags for french fries and popcorn, muffin wrappings, packaging for several cereal-based food items for kids, straws, plates, cookie wrappings and more. And the test results are quite astonishing.

Out of the 61 packaging materials that were tested, 49 – or over 80 percent – contained the chemical DEHP, which impairs human reproductive... CONTINUE READING ON chemsec.org


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