Would you like some chemicals with that?

Would you like some chemicals with that?

Research raises concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals from food packaging. Credit: grinchh, Adobe Photo Stock.

If anyone needs another good reason for choosing home-cooked food over restaurants or take-out, here it is: a study has found it lowers exposure to fluorinated chemicals commonly lurking in food packaging.

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as PFCs, are a ubiquitous group of synthetic compounds that are also extensively used in non-stick, stain-resistant and waterproof products, such as cookware, carpeting and outdoor gear.


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