Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging.

  title={Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging.},
  author={Laurel A Schaider and Simona A. Balan and Arlene Blum and David Q. Andrews and Mark Strynar and Margaret E Dickinson and David M Lunderberg and Johnsie R Lang and Graham Peaslee},
  journal={Environmental science & technology letters},
  volume={4 3},
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent synthetic chemicals, some of which have been associated with cancer, developmental toxicity, immunotoxicity, and other health effects. PFASs in grease-resistant food packaging can leach into food and increase dietary exposure. We collected ~400 samples of food contact papers, paperboard containers, and beverage containers from fast food restaurants throughout the United States and measured total fluorine using particle-induced… CONTINUE READING
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