Scientists have now identified over three thousand chemicals leaching into food from the food packaging. Experts warn that some of the chemicals found were extremely dangerous and could cause cancer.
The bipartisan bill known as “Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act” is getting another chance among legislators with S.3169 – Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2021. The purpose of the legislation is to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals.
On August 26, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had found PFAS “forever chemicals” in some processed foods.
PFAS chemicals have among the strongest bonds in chemistry and at the present time there is no ‘death’ of these chemicals, meaning they do not break down over time, but appear they will live on “forever”. PFAS chemicals are not regulated by the U.S. government so it is up to individual states to determine and regulate PFAS chemicals to protect their residents. Many states are not addressing the PFAS problem, but some are. Here are some state laws being proposed or enacted to help protect state residents by at least minimizing exposure to the dangers of PFAS.
Today’s program will offer a quick and dirty overview of everything you need to know about PFAS…what it is, why we should care about its potential impact to humans, animals and the general environment, where it is hiding, and how you can help minimize exposure to it.
The results of a new study reveal that toxic chemicals known as PFAS have been found in all 50 samples of breast milk tested–at levels nearly 2,000 times what is considered safe in drinking water.
General Mills, the corporate parent of Annie’s Homegrown, announced last week that it will begin eliminating phthalate chemicals from Annie’s packaging and food processing equipment, about four years after the chemical was identified in popular macaroni and cheese products.
New York has now banned the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) in food packaging.
The results of new scientific lab testing reveal that high levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula preparation. That means that infants may ingest unwanted microplastics along with their formula.
New study finds no observable effects of the phthalate-replacement chemical DINCH on reproductive hormones.