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    Default FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food

    FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food


    By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, JOHN FLESHER and MICHAEL CASEYyesterday

    https://apnews.com/e9c5fa42a1244de48e3edea7a1bb14eb

    The levels in nearly half of the meat and fish tested were two or more times over the only currently existing federal advisory level for any kind of the widely used manmade compounds, which are called per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS.

    The level in the chocolate cake was higher: more than 250 times the only federal guidelines, which are for some PFAS in drinking water.

    There are nearly 5,000 varieties of PFAS, which DuPont created in 1938 and first put into use for nonstick cookware. Industries use them in countless consumer items — food packaging, carpets and couches, dental floss and outdoor gear — to repeal grease, water and stains.

    The chemicals also are found in firefighting foam, which the Defense department calls irreplaceable in suppressing jet-fuel fires. Especially around military bases and PFAS facilities, decades of use have built up levels in water, soil and some treated sewage sludge used to fertilize non-organic food crops and feed for livestock.

    The compounds have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they take thousands of years to degrade, and because some accumulate in people’s bodies.

    The EPA has said it would consider setting mandatory limits instead after the toxicology report and after federally mandated PFAS testing of water systems found contamination. The administration has called dealing with PFAS a “potential public relations nightmare” and a “national priority.”
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    What can one say, multi national companies don't care who is hurt by their greed, and governments turn a blind eye til they are forced to act.

    Don't they see it's happening to their families too ?

    Let see : CANCER .. AUTISM .. what else?
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    Default Re: FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food

    Thanks for sharing this Ramus

    From what I can gather, the safer alternatives to non-stick cookware are enamel cast iron cookware or ceramic cookware.

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    Default Re: FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food

    Quote Posted by Constance (here)
    Thanks for sharing this Ramus

    From what I can gather, the safer alternatives to non-stick cookware are enamel cast iron cookware or ceramic cookware.
    Or just old cast iron frying pans.

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