New Study Finds Toxic Non-Stick Chemicals in Disposable Food Service Ware

A new study conducted by scientists at the Green Science Policy Institute and several other nonprofit organizations, US EPA, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and University of California/Berkeley found fluorinated stain- and water-resistance chemicals in nearly half of the disposable food service ware products they tested.

These substances can leach into food; some have been linked to cancer, developmental harm, immune system toxicity, and other health effects.