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Permanent Chemicals Detected in Fast Food Packages

A study published by environmental protection organizations last Thursday found that the food packaging of many fast food chain restaurants, including McDonald’s and Burger King, contains PFAS, also known as ‘persistent chemicals’, which are harmful to health.

Non-profit environment protection organizations Ecology Center, Mind the Store and Toxic-Free Future announced that 38 different food packaging ‘permanent chemical’ also known as harmful to health PFPS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) tested to see if it contains published work. At the end of the study, approximately half of the samples tested were found to contain PFAS.

PFAS, which is an abbreviation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds; thyroid diseases, weakening of the immune system, infertility, cancera man-made species that can cause liver damage and developmental problems chemical group known as. Most people are exposed to PFAS by consuming contaminated food or drink. At this point the Americans 99% PFAS compounds are estimated to be present in the bloodstream.

Big Mac and Whopper packages were found to contain PFAS:

Going back to the study, the study published on Thursday Burger King and McDonald’s It was determined that the packages of many fast food chains serving all over the world include PFAS. Toxic-Free Future and Mind the Store, the packaging of these chemicals is against oil and water. more resistant He says it is used in packages because it makes it.

Environmental organizations, tests conducted on 38 different food packaging taken from 3 states and 6 fast-food chain restaurants in the USA, in February 2020 an independent laboratory states that it is run by. Examples include the famous burger of McDonald’s restaurants Big Match and Burger King the Whopper packaging is also included.

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Speaking after the published work Burger King representativesaid they will expand their content policies soon, including removal of PFAS. Stating that the safety and well-being of customers is the priority of the company, McDonald’s also stated that that they act He said.

Source :
https://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-burger-king-packaging-contains-pfas-report-2020-8