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PFA, the 'new' BPA...

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PFA, the 'new' BPA...

Remember the good old days when you only needed to be concerned about BPA. Well now you can think about PFA.

Banning Toxic Packaging

"What's at stake: CR has reported extensively on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as "forever chemicals" because they don't easily break down in the environment or the human body. Exposure has been linked to an array of health problems, including cancer and immune disorders, as well as learning delays in children.

Manufacturers add PFAS to food packaging to make it water- and grease-resistant. But it can contaminate the food it touches. The Food and Drug Administration has detected PFAS in foods sold around the country, including in produce, meat, seafood, and dairy products.

How CR has your back: CR advocates are working with state and federal policymakers to minimize exposure to PFAS. In December, CR helped pass a law banning PFAS-containing food packaging in New York, which joins Washington and Maine as the first states with such prohibitions."

What you can do: Learn more about the risks of PFAS and how to protect yourself by reading "Why Dangerous 'Forever Chemicals' Are Still Allowed in America's Drinking Water."


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Consumer Reports: Eating out increases PFAS exposure, study says

"Researches have learned that restaurant food and takeout meals may be serving up extra helpings of certain toxic chemicals called polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS."
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"At high levels of exposure, some PFAS chemicals have been linked to serious health problems, including an increased risk of cancer, obesity, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and growth and learning delays in babies and children.

PFAS chemicals are everywhere, including the surface of some non-stick pans and lining some takeout containers and pizza boxes to keep grease from seeping through.

"So, we don't know how much of our individual exposure comes from food packaging exactly," Loria said. But what this study did show is that people who cooked at home more, had lower levels of PFAS in their blood than people that ate out more frequently."
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PFAS are old news. Netflix did a documentary on it a while back and there was even a movie that came out on in this topic in 2019 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9071322/

These chemicals are the reason some products have the California warning label for carcinogens
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kramer1 wrote: PFAS are old news. Netflix did a documentary on it a while back and there was even a movie that came out on in this topic in 2019 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9071322/

These chemicals are the reason some products have the California warning label for carcinogens
I saw this excellent movie some time ago. Though the emphasis of the movie is on the actions of Dupont. CR is covering this subject from a different perspective. In a more widespread manner. But thanks for reminding me about this excellent movie.
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