27 Jul '11, 9pm

Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers: Just One More Reason to Avoid Fast Food | Inhabitots

Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers: Just One More Reason to Avoid Fast Food | Inhabitots

Need another reason to avoid fast food ? According to new research from the University of Toronto, the grease-proof paper wrappings used for fast food and microwave popcorn may also allow perfluoroalkyls — synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease and water — to migrate from the wraps into your food. When you eat the food, these chemicals are released into your blood stream. PFOA and PFOS are the two most common perfluoroalkyl chemicals and are known contaminates in human blood worldwide. What’s so bad about PFOAs? Studies show that PFOAs and other perfluoroalkyls can cause changes in sex hormones and cholesterol. During studies of PFOAs, rats and mice who have been exposed to PFOAs have experienced both early death and delayed development and some rats even developed tumors due to long-term PFOA exposure. Because rats aren’t humans, scientists can’t say for sure if tumor...

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