By Emily Main, Rodalenews.com
Your diet can be as wholesome and organic as possible, but if what you're eating came from a box, a bin or even your own refrigerator, it may be contaminated with one of 4,000 chemicals. And what that means for your health is a big question--but one that urgently needs to be answered, says an international coalition of food packaging and environmental health experts. (Read more about this, in Testing Shows Widespread Contamination in Food.)
In an editorial published in the British Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, lead author Jane Muncke, PhD, managing director and chief scientific officer of the Food Packaging Forum, writes that these food contact materials pose a "silent challenge to researchers concerned with human health, nutrition and the environment."
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