For a half-century, grease-resistant coating has been applied to food packaging. The Food and Drug Administration is looking into how much of the ubiquitous family of chemicals known as PFAS ends up in people’s food.

Date: March 7, 2022

Source: E&E News / Greenwire

Author: E.A. Crunden, Ariel Wittenberg

Excerpt: “While much of the public focus so far has been on drinking water, the dangers of PFOA and similar compounds in food packaging have largely been overlooked, especially by regulators. […] Scientists have linked PFOA to kidney and testicular cancers, liver problems, thyroid issues, low birth weight, and the suppression of children’s immune systems. […] ”