ICYMI: February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017

Feature Story

Researchers find ‘another reason’ to avoid fast food: Chemicals in the packaging

WEDNESDAY, February 1, 2017 (The Washington Post) — Chemicals that have been associated with cancer and other health problems have been found in some fast-food packaging, according to a new study. Researchers found the substances, which can leach into food, in sandwich and dessert wrappers and paperboard containers.

“We have more than one reason to try to eat more fresh food, and to reduce our consumption of fast food,” said Laurel Schaider, one of the study’s authors, and a research scientist for the Silent Spring Institute. “This is another reason.”

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