With reasonable chance of it causing harm to consumers’s health, the Food and Drug Administration has banned three types of perfluoroalkyl ethyl. This chemical is used in food contact substances, in other words, food containers. In order to repel oil or grease from seeping into paper products like pizza boxes or popcorn bags. (Continued Below)
It is reported that it will take effect 30 days after its filing Thursday in the Federal Register.
Previous research with this chemical found that it’s exposure of long-chain perfluorinated compounds with birth defects.
According to Fox News, “The FDA’s decision comes in response to an October 2014 petition that called for a ban of FCSs in common food packaging and filed by nine organizations: the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Food Safety, the Breast Cancer Fund, the Center for Environmental Health, Clean Water Action, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Environmental Working Group, and Improving Kids’ Environment.”
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