Food Packaging Risks are Low

news_views_icon“For the record: ‘Chemicals in Food Packaging May Be Health Risk'” By Sense about Science.soup
Articles appeared in the Daily Mirror, the Guardian, the Daily Express and Daily Telegraph today with headlines such as ‘Cancer danger in food packs’ and ‘Chemicals in food packaging may be health risk’ based on a comment article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The articles say that hundreds of dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde and endocrine disruptors are leaching from food packaging into food, and that current testing and regulatory systems are inadequate to identify health risks from long term exposure to these chemicals. Scientists have responded to these claims in some of the articles published today and we have gathered their comments here. Read more.

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