Fast food packaging is making unhealthy food even more dangerous due to fluorinated compounds

Fast food packaging is not a good thing and it is making unhealthy food even more unhealthy and this is because fluorinated compounds. It’s interesting to learnt hat the packaging itself is worse than the bad food it holds. The substance found in the packaging contaminate both water and food. It is something people need to be aware of.

Key Takeaways:

  • A substance called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs or PFCs), is lurking in most commercial packaging. PFASs are a family of chemicals that contain fluorine, and which have unique properties that make materials stick- and stain-resistant.
  • The problem is that PFASs have been established to be likely human carcinogens, and once they are released into the environment, they are extremely persistent.
  • As reported by the Safer Chemicals Organization, exposure to PFASs has been linked to many illnesses, including cancer, kidney disease, thyroid disease, heart attack and stroke, and liver disease.

“These statistics are truly alarming, especially if one considers the fact that one-in-three children eats fast food every day.”