Your food wrappers are causing you cancer

According to Wired, “the containers hold your takeout dinner may harbor an invisible threat: fluorinated compounds that persist in our bodies long after we ingest them. They are among almost 5,000 perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a class of chemicals that have been associated with health hazards that include liver damage, birth defects, cancer, and impaired immunity. Earlier this year, FDA scientists published rodent studies showing that 6:2 FTOH breaks down into a metabolite that persists in blood plasma and body tissues.”

Early next year the FDA will be testing plastics as they may leech out into the ocean and environment, causing unknown harm.

For now, it’s best to be cognizant of what we’re eating and what it’s on, and not warm up the food too much as PFAS may be a concern.