04 May 2016

Limit your fast food consumption

Need another reason to limit your fast food consumption? How about phthalates? They’re a class of industrial chemicals used in making plastics and have been linked to numerous health hazards from birth defects to breast cancer and disruptions to the endocrine system. A recent study has found that people who eat more fast food are exposed to higher levels of phthalates, probably because the chemicals contaminate highly processed food by leaching out of plastic food packaging.


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