FDA: Get plasticizers out of our food!

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A new Consumer Reports investigation found that 99 percent of the food we tested was contaminated with plastic chemicals known as phthalates – including canned food, fast food, and even organic products. 

Phthalates (pronounced tha-layts) are known to interfere with the production of hormones in our bodies – increasing the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, birth defects, premature birth, neurodevelopmental disorders, and infertility.  Yet U.S. regulators haven’t set meaningful limits on the amount of these chemicals in our food.

It’s time the FDA takes action now to address the risk of plasticizers in our food. Join us in calling on the FDA to limit our exposure to these risky chemicals, and fully ban phthalates in food packaging and production.

Petition to the FDA:

In light of a new study from Consumer Reports showing that 99 percent of the foods and drinks it tested contained plasticizers, we urge the FDA to take immediate action to get phthalates out of our food. Phthalates have been associated with a range of adverse health effects, including endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, developmental abnormalities and certain cancers. Given the potential harm associated with these chemicals, we urge the FDA to prioritize public health and safety by implementing a ban on the use of phthalates in food packaging and food contact materials, and monitor their presence in our food.