Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?

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February 1, 2017 :00am
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 You've probably wondered whether your McDonald's cheeseburger or Taco Bell burrito contains harmful toxins. While this is likely a prevalent fear that comes from ordering within the fast-food industry, what you probably haven't considered is that the wrapper that covered your burrito, or the box that contained your burger, might also harbor these damaging toxins. In fact, a recent study has found that grease-resistant fast-food wrappers and boxes contain potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food. After testing on over 400 samples from restaurants nationwide, it was revealed that nearly half of these wrappers and one out of five paperboard food boxes contain detectable levels of fluorine--a harmful chemical that can cause severe cases of illness and impairment.  

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