We’ve all given in to the temptation of fast food at least a few times.
Sometimes when you’re hungry, it’s just easier than cooking a whole meal. We know it’s not good for us, but every once in a while, we should be able to treat ourselves, right?
Well, in case you need one more reason to stay away from the greasy goodness of fast food forever, a new scientific study suggests that it might not be the grub you have to worry about — it’s the wrappers.
More than one-third of the fast food packaging tested in a new study was found to contain fluorinated chemicals.
Fluorinated chemicals repel grease, but they’ve also been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, elevated cholesterol, decreased fertility, thyroid problems, and changes in hormone functioning, as well as adverse developmental effects and decreased immune response in children.
We’re exposed to these chemicals regularly, as they’re used in everyday products. They may or may not transfer to the food we eat, depending on temperature, time, and type of food.