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Rocket Fuel Chemical Doesn’t Belong in Food Packaging

Perchlorate has been shown to impair the development of fetuses and young children — and yet the FDA refuses to act. So the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is taking the agency to court.  NRDC and partners took legal action to overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow the harmful chemical perchlorate to be used in food packaging. "Perchlorate harms kids, and it's all over our food supply," says Erik D. Olson, senior strategic director for health and food at NRDC. "The FDA has enough evidence of these health dangers to take action right now—and its refusal to ban this toxic chemical was unreasonable."  Read more....

 

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