Bit of a worry if you eat fast food from big chain outlets or where plastic containers are used. Phthalates are chemicals that are added to plastics to make them flexible and durable, they don’t exist in the natural world so any contact is through man made products. They tested 9000 people over a 24 hour period and those that ate more fast food showed higher levels of phthalates.
The full health risks are unknown but fertility is one area of concern. The use of DEHP ( phthalates) in kids toys in US has been limited, in Europe usage has been limited in food products and toys and in Japan Vinyl gloves are no longer allowed to be used for food preparation. So clearly someone knows something. These days it’s difficult to get away from plastic food packaging but for what it’s worth we think it’s time to use a natural material there’s dozens out there so why aren’t they being used?
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