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  • Fast Food: it's also the packaging

    I was never the type that went out of my way for fast food - but that was the problem. I would stop in drive-thrus b/c it was convenient and quick.

    I'm guessing I ate fast food 2 to 3 times per week but stopped completely in the Spring of 2018.

    It's not the just food that is loaded with chemical, sodium, sugar and who-knows-what, but also the poisonous packaging.

    Fast food from these chains is 'packaged in pollution,' report says. Does it matter?
    • By Katie Camero Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)
      • Aug 10, 2020
    Next time you order a Big Mac, Whopper or Sweetgreen salad, consider this: The wrappers and containers your food comes in have been found to contain toxic chemicals that can contaminate your drinking water, harm wildlife and make you sick.

    PFAS are chemicals used in apparel, carpeting, furniture and food packaging designed to keep materials grease- and water-resistant; they're known as "forever chemicals" as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances cannot break down in the environment.

    A report released last week on the fast food industry revealed that nearly half of all sampled packaging contained dangerous fluorine levels, while the majority of the locations included do not have policies to address harmful PFAS in their materials.

    The researchers say their study emphasizes the need to update the way the government regulates PFAS because of their "high persistence, potential for accumulation and hazards," some of which are more toxic than health agencies have acknowledged.

    Restaurants found to have toxic packaging include Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Cava, Freshii and Sweetgreen — the top three burger and health-conscious chains.
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  • #2
    I believe those Polystyrene boxes I get my Pad Thai in, aren't kosher either.
    “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”


    • #3
      Originally posted by serrollt View Post
      I believe those Polystyrene boxes I get my Pad Thai in, aren't kosher either.
      Concur, serrollt

      Good to see you.
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