Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers

Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 831 , Segment 6

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  • Jun 11, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 9:40 mins

(Originally aired: Feb. 14, 2017) Guest: Graham Peaslee, PhD, Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Notre Dame When fast-food restaurants had to start posting calorie counts in their menus, it took some fun out of treating yourself to that cheeseburger, fries and shake. And, now comes word that the stuff those treats come wrapped 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.

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