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Ten Thousand Chemicals in Food and Food Packaging: What Are These Substances Doing to Our Children?

The majority of additives in U.S. foods have undergone either inadequate or zero regulatory oversight. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just issued a policy statement about the risks to children’s health of the more than 10,000 chemicals directly or indirectly added to food and “food contact materials” in the U.S. with three primary aims: to review and highlight the significant health concerns associated with the chemicals in foods; to formulate recommendations that pediatricians can share with families; and to propose “urgently needed reforms” pertaining to regulation of food additives by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Read more...

 

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