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Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?

No one should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their food, particularly children. But that’s exactly what the Center for Environmental Health found in tests of microwave popcorn bags sold in discount retailers. Communities of color and millions of poor Americans frequent these stores.  In fact, every single bag that was independently tested contained toxic per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) — chemicals linked to developmental problems, hormone disruption, organ damage and more. These findings are particularly alarming for children’s health, as their bodies are still developing, making them more vulnerable to the effects of hormone disruptors.  Read more...

 

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