Fluoride Chemicals in Wrappers
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 546 , Segment 4
Episode: Race Data, Men Without Work, Execution in America
- May 4, 2017 11:00 pm
- 9:41 mins
(originally aired Feb. 14, 2017) Guest: Professor Graham Peaslee, PhD, University of Notre Dame When fast-food restaurants had to start posting calorie counts on their menus, it took some of the fun out of treating yourself to that cheeseburger, fries and shake. And now we’re finding out that the stuff those treats come wrapped in also contain chemicals that carry serious health risks. Research out of Notre Dame examined more than 400 packaging materials used to wrap everything from sandwiches to desserts. Nearly half contained fluorinated chemicals that can stay in the body long after you’ve licked your fingers.