Fluorinated Chemicals in Fast-Food Wrappers
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 489 , Segment 3
Episode: Partisanship, Fast Food Wrappers, Valentines
- Feb 15, 2017
- 9:35 mins
Guest: Graham Peaslee, PhD, Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics, 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 comes word 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.