‘Forever Chemicals’ found in 99 percent of foods sold at the grocery store, even foods labeled organic


Important Takeaways:

  • Startling new report finds hormone-warping chemicals in 99 PERCENT of food sold in American stores – which may raise risk of cancer, autism and infertility
  • ‘Forever chemicals’ linked to cancer are found in virtually every food product sold in American stores, a shocking report suggests.
  • The watchdog Consumer Reports tested 85 everyday items for the presence of phthalates and bisphenols, two types of PFAS chemicals used to make plastics.
  • The researchers tried to make their sample size as broad as possible – testing water, soda, cereal, bread, meat, fish, condiments, desserts and even baby food.
  • All but one product tested positive for the substances, which have been dubbed ‘forever chemicals’ because they are virtually impossible to break down in the body where they cause untold health problems.
  • It comes amid growing fears about the massive amounts of chemicals being ingested by Americans every year. A study earlier this week found water bottled contain a quarter of a million pieces of microscopic plastics.
  • The product with the highest amount of phthalates per serving in nanograms was Annie’s canned organic cheesy ravioli, which contained 53,580 nanograms of phthalates per serving.
  • Exposure to phthalates has been linked to asthma, ADHD, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes.

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