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Euronews: You are what you eat – and what you eat out of : how industrial chemicals contribute our bodies

Euronews: You are what you eat – and what you eat out of : how industrial chemicals contribute our bodies

They are called the ‘forever chemicals’. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS (pronounced simply as P-fas), are part of a family of thousands of chemicals found in everyday objects, such as food packaging. They are in our bodies and in nature, but you may not be familiar with them – and you are not Euronews: You are what you eat – and what you eat out of : how industrial chemicals contribute our bodies

The Guardian: Cocktail of chemical pollutants linked to falling sperm quality in research

The Guardian: Cocktail of chemical pollutants linked to falling sperm quality in research

A cocktail of chemical pollutants measured in people’s bodies has been linked to falling semen quality by new research. Chemicals such as bisphenols and dioxins are thought to interfere with hormones and damage sperm quality, and the study found combinations of these compounds are present at “astonishing” levels, up to 100 times those considered safe. The Guardian: Cocktail of chemical pollutants linked to falling sperm quality in research

Newsweek: Plastic Food Packaging Can Contain Hundreds of Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Infertility: Study

Newsweek: Plastic Food Packaging Can Contain Hundreds of Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Infertility: Study

Plastic food packaging and containers can contain hundreds of chemicals that cause cancer, infertility and gene mutations, according to new research. The wrappings had 388 individual “substances of concern,” including 352 known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction, which are dubbed CMRs. A further 22 were hormone- or endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and 32 Newsweek: Plastic Food Packaging Can Contain Hundreds of Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Infertility: Study

Food Safety: Unstudied Chemicals Found in Food Packaging, Toxicity Questioned

Food Safety: Unstudied Chemicals Found in Food Packaging, Toxicity Questioned

A recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition has examined thousands of chemicals that are present in food packaging, for which the effects on human health have not been thoroughly studied. Food contact materials (FCMs), such as food packaging, can leach hazardous chemicals into the food they touch, posing a health risk to consumers. The Food Safety: Unstudied Chemicals Found in Food Packaging, Toxicity Questioned