Table: Fast Food Chains Tested

We tested samples of paper wrappers and paperboard packaging from 27 fast food chains throughout the United States. The samples were collected in 2014 and 2015. The findings provide a snapshot of the market, which shows that fast food packaging containing fluorinated chemicals is widely available in the U.S.

Fast Food Chains PFASs PFCs

Schaider, L.A., S.A. Balan, A. Blum, D.Q. Andrews, M.J. Strynar, M.E. Dickinson, D.M. Lunderberg, J.R. Lang, G.F. Peaslee. 2017. Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging. Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

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