Environment & Energy Report

FDA Getting Mixed Results on Nonstick Chemicals in Food (1)

June 3, 2019, 2:45 PMUpdated: June 3, 2019, 7:25 PM

Scientists with the FDA are examining different food items to see their content of a potentially toxic nonstick chemical, according to information the agency plans to release next week.

The Food and Drug Administration formed an internal working group earlier this year to coordinate its efforts on the issue of per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, also known as PFAS. These chemicals are used in firefighting foam and nonstick coatings, and are becoming contamination threats nationwide due to their extreme resistance to breaking down in the environment.

The FDA plans to post more information about its work on PFAS to its website...

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