Earth911 Podcast: PFAS Everywhere – Consumer Reports’ Kevin Loria on Forever Chemicals in Food Packaging


Kevin Loria joins the dialog to speak about his current Consumer Reports article about PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), in grocery and restaurant meals, “Dangerous PFAS Chemicals Are in Your Food Packaging.” The journal discovered PFAS in nearly all of 100 meals packaging supplies they examined, together with off-the-shelf meals at grocers and Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and different eating places’ to-go packaging. Sometimes, the chemical substances had been by chance launched in the manufacturing course of, however most had been deliberately added to forestall grease, oil, or liquid leakage. Banned PFAS proceed to indicate up in new merchandise, probably as a result of they might be picked up from recycled supplies, the atmosphere, water provides, or the soil.

Kevin Loria, author of the <i>Consumer Reports</i> article, Dangerous PFAS Chemicals Are in Your Food Packaging
Kevin Loria, writer of the Consumer Reports article, “Dangerous PFAS Chemicals Are in Your Food Packaging,” is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Referred to as “endlessly chemical substances,” PFAS are all over the place, together with nonstick pans, cleansing provides, shampoos, and cosmetics — there will likely be no avoiding them till customers demand their use be banned. New PFAS are always invented and launched into the meals provide chain regardless of rising scientific proof that they contribute to cancers, immune system issues, and low beginning weights. Kevin explains keep away from PFAS when purchasing and consuming out. The article is obtainable free; to study extra, go to Consumer Reports at consumerreports.org.




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