Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals

29 April 2016

People who reported consuming more fast food in a national survey were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a study published by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
People in the study with the highest consumption of fast food had 23.8 percent higher levels of the breakdown product for DEHP in their urine sample. And those same fast food lovers had nearly 40 percent higher levels of DiNP metabolites in their urine compared to people who reported no fast food in the 24 hours prior to the testing (Press Release Milken Institute School of Public Health, 13 April 2016).
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Click here for the article in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Click here for the response of the UK based Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA).
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