And a new peer reviewed study published today in Environmental Science and Technology:The problem is not that the companies did not share the data with the FDA. It's that the FDA relies on industry for the data, while shirking it's own regulatory duty.
Chemical Giants Hid Dangers of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Food Packaging
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You can read the abstract and supporting information here, but the full study requires an account or payment:Though the study checked a relatively small sample size, the contamination cut across socioeconomic and geographic groupings, which is “what makes the issue so difficult on an individual level”, Sathyanarayana said.
“What it speaks to is that the chemicals are so ubiquitous that we can’t really predict who will have the highest exposures,” she added.
The study also runs counter to a chemical industry claim that its newer generation of PFAS that are still in use do not accumulate in humans.