Friday, May 1, 2009

Study Finds Food-Wrapper Chemicals in Blood

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new scientific study has for the first time found a group of chemicals used in coatings on food wrappers in human blood.

Previous reports have documented low levels of certain perfluorochemicals -- those used to make commercial products like food wrapper coatings -- in the blood of the general human population.

But the new study, led by University of Toronto researchers, focused on chemicals that are actually used in food wrapper coatings and other consumer products.

The findings, published this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, provide more information about how humans are being exposed to these toxic materials.

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