Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers End Up in Human Blood

Thursday, November 11, 2010
As if the food in fast food wasn’t questionable enough from a health standpoint, it turns out the wrappers used for hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, microwave popcorn, etc. contain chemicals that are leaching into the human body.
 
Researchers at the University of Toronto found that fast food wrappers have perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCA) in them–synthetic chemicals designed to keep grease from leaking through. These same chemicals, which repel oil, grease and water, are also found in carpets and clothing.
 
Too much of these chemicals in human blood can help cause changes in sex hormones and cholesterol levels.

Governments in the United States, Canada and Europe have been reluctant to regulate polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters, or PAPs, the breakdown products of PFCAs. According to Scott Mabury, the lead researcher on the study, regulators have made three assumptions regarding PFCAs: “That the chemicals wouldn't move off paper into food; they wouldn't become available to the body; and the body wouldn't process them. They were wrong on all three counts.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
 

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AmyLynn 8 years ago
The Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!! Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis NOT McDonalds The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank! The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

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