It's just a piece of paper. Innocently wrapped around a burger, keeping your hands clean. Or preventing the grease from that order of onion rings from getting all over your nice clean trouser.
Perfectly harmless, right? Or is it...
Sure, fast food's bad. We all know that. It's loaded with so many chemicals and crud that it can hardly even really be called food and we're all pretty much safer on steering clear from it.
As it turns out, though, it's not just the food. Even if you could clean up the food and make it healthy, one harmful factor would remain, one that nobody even really thinks about.
Those innocent wrappers.
You see, those wrappers are treated with chemicals (perfluoroalkyls) to keep grease from leaking through the material (these chemicals are used in microwave popcorn bags, too). According to Canadian researchers from the University of Toronto, those chemicals pass right from the wrapper into the food.
Once they've been eaten, the chemicals seem to stay in the body, showing up as contaminants in blood.
You probably don't know (I didn't until this morning) that these chemicals are also used to treat carpet and cardboard packaging. Yum, yum!
Rats who were exposed to these chemicals for an extended period of time developed tumours. Researchers don't know if that effect would transfer to humans, but thanks to the US Agency for Toxic Substances we do know that elevated levels in human blood have been linked with changes in sex hormones and cholesterol.
Other animal studies have shown that exposure resulted in early death and developmental delays in mice and rat pups.
Hmmm...I think I'll stick to packing my (own, homemade) lunch in glass containers...
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