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Food Packaging Health Fears—Legitimate or Alarmist? Options
Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Food Packaging Health Fears—Legitimate or Alarmist?

A group of scientists is calling for an investigation into the health risks of the thousands of chemicals in food packaging, saying little is understood about their effects on the body. They note that the known carcinogen formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of plastic bottles and cutlery and express concerns that it and chemicals like it could be leaching into our food. Critics maintain that the fact that few adverse health effects have thus far been identified suggests that the risks are modest at worst. Further, they note that the quantity of formaldehyde in plastic bottles pales in comparison to the amount that is naturally present in fruits and vegetables. More...
Gustavo de S Consoni
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:56:43 AM

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I believe in the scientists.
The industry, of course, will disagree!
The life is simple. We must drink much water and stay away from the plastic bottles.
curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 9:55:53 AM

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It only makes sense that packaging could affect the quality of the food.
I can recall in the early days of saran wrap or similar types, I would not use it (still won't) to wrap sandwiches or other food that will touch it directly. I could taste vestiges of the wrap (kind of rancid and oily) on my sandwich.
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:12:38 PM

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Great article. I've been hearing, reading similar things about plastic bottles and tin and aluminum cans.

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Marguerite
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:35:27 PM

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Amen, Gustavo. Drink water, water, water, right from the spout.
El-Baba
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I'm surprised scientists have only recently considered the possible detrimental effects of such elements.
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