Food packaging chemicals 'may be harmful to human health' - Medical News Today

The first cause for concern, say the authors, is that certain "known
toxicants" - including formaldehyde, a substance known to cause cancer
- are used legally in food contact materials. Plastic bottles used for carbonated drinks,
for example, usually contain low levels of formaldehyde.

Another point the authors make is that hormone production-disrupting
chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), tributyltin, triclosan and
phthalates, can also be present in FCMs.

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