PFAS In Our Food

PFASs are a class of manufactured compounds that find use in a wide variety of fields and goods, including the packaging of food items. They have a high degree of stability and are not readily degraded by their natural surroundings. PFASs have been associated with various adverse health impacts, including cancer, thyroid difficulties, and immune system diseases. PFASs may accumulate in the body and have the potential to do so.

Although PFASs are not purposefully introduced to food, there are several ways in which they may find their way into food. These ways include the packaging of food, the processing of food, and the use of agricultural treatments. As a result, PFASs have been discovered in many foods, including meat, chicken, fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and cereals. These findings come from several different studies.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now focusing on gaining a better understanding of the possible dangers posed by PFASs found in food and is taking measures to lessen consumers’ exposure to these chemicals. Meanwhile, people may decrease their exposure to PFASs by taking specific simple actions, such as choosing fresh or frozen meals rather than canned foods, avoiding processed meats, and cooking at home more often.

In a nutshell, PFASs are a category of artificial compounds that find use in a wide variety of businesses and goods, including food packaging. They have been associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences, including cancer, thyroid issues, and immune system diseases, and they can accumulate in the body. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now focusing on gaining a better understanding of the possible dangers posed by PFASs found in food and is taking measures to lessen consumers’ exposure to these chemicals. Meanwhile, consumers may limit their risk of exposure to PFASs by taking a few easy precautions on their own.

References

https://www.ehn.org/pfas-in-food-2657507160/pfas-in-food

https://www.fda.gov/food/food-additives-petitions/perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas-food-packaging

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