Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fluorinated Chemicals In Fast Food - Real Science, Fake News

By Chuck Dinerstein — February 2, 2017

CNN breathlessly reported that “A study by the Silent Spring Institute [1] found fluorinated chemicals in one-third of the fast food packaging tested. Previous studies have shown polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) can migrate from food packaging into the food you eat. What types of packaging pose the greatest risk?

The risk of what? Well, the answer is foreshadowed in the second paragraph "… these substances perfluorooctanesulfonic acids (PFOSs and perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOAs) have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, elevated cholesterol, decreased fertility, thyroid problems and changes in hormone functioning, as well as adverse developmental effects and decreased immune response in children." But this risk is summarily negated as they point out that these compounds have been “largely phased-out.” So what is the risk? Evidently it is.......To Read More.....

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