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Scientists Warn Of Chemicals In Pizza Boxes

According to an article published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, common chemicals still in use today could cause cancer. A top federal health official and hundreds of scientists announced yesterday they are campaigning to ban common chemicals currently used in numerous household products including pizza boxes because they could pose a cancer risk.  PFASs (poly and perfluoroalkyl substances), have been partially banned for years now although other forms are still being used in millions of everyday items and products today across the globe.


This could give you cancer (among other things)/Image: DreamsTimes

Traces of various PFASs have been discovered in a significant portion of the world’s population. They reportedly can stay in one’s bloodstream for years.

They permit things to resist high temperatures and moisture. Today they are used in a lot of household items such as pizza boxes, backpacks, electronics and even aviation and automotive parts.

The article co-authors Linda S. Birnbaum, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program and Philippe Grandjean, from the Harvard School of Public Health noted: “Research is needed to understand the potential for adverse health effects from exposure to the short-chain PFASs, especially regarding low-dose endocrine disruption and immunotoxicity.”

They added: “In parallel, research is needed to find safe alternatives for all current uses of PFASs. The question is, should these chemicals continue to be used in consumer products in the meantime, given their persistence in the environment?”

Birnbaum and Grandjean believe that “these conundrums cannot be resolved by science alone but need to be considered in an open discussion informed by the scientific evidence.”

Previous research has revealed the presence of PFASs in Teflon products may have played a part in a higher cancer risk. This led to a ban.

Now these research scientists claim that the chemicals’ replacements could also be toxic. Skeptics of their new analysis claim the replacements have tested safe.

Thomas H. Samples, a lead risk manager for DuPont, a major manufacturer of PFASs, told fellow journalists at The New York Times: “We just believe based on the 10-year history of extensive studies done on the alternatives, that the regulatory agencies have done their job of determining that these things are safe for their intended uses.”

Still other expert scientists are not yet weighing in on the issue. They believe that more research into the health effects is required and that could take between five and 10 years.

Scientists Warn Of Chemicals In Pizza Boxes

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