Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Food Packaging Harbors Harmful Chemicals

Food Packaging Harbors Harmful Chemicals

Eating fresh food, as opposed to packaged ones, can reduce your level of exposure to these toxins.
"Plastic wrappers, food cans and storage tubs deposit at least two potentially harmful chemicals into our food, confirmed a new study. By cutting out containers, people can dramatically reduce their exposures to these toxins.
The chemicals -- bisphenol A, or BPA, and a phthalate called DEHP -- are known to disrupt hormonal systems in the bodies of both animals and people, leading to developmental and reproductive problems, as well as cancers, heart disease and brain disorders. And both appear in a wide variety of food packaging materials."

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