Are Chemicals Used in Food Packaging Harmful?
A new report warns that chemicals used in the production, storage, and processing of packaged foods may be harmful to your health over the long-term. The authors of the report note that food manufacturers regularly use small and regulated amounts of chemicals in food packaging known to cause cancer and or disrupt hormones. The trouble, they say, is that there are no existing studies that identify the long-term impact of such exposure or to see if such exposure may be linked to the rise in chronic conditions such as cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
Epidemiology and Community Health, February 2014