Popular food preservative may be toxic to the immune system

A newly published study warns that a preservative found in hundreds of readily available processed foods, including popular snacks, may be toxic to the immune system. The findings were published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and involved data from the EPA’s Toxicity Forecaster (“ToxCast”).

The study comes from researchers with the Environmental Working Group, which used ToxCast to evaluate the potential impact popular food additives may have on health. In addition, the team also evaluated the effect of PFAS, which are known as ‘forever chemicals’ — and, sadly, they’re found in packagings like fast food

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Parents Erupt Over FDA Failure To Regulate Toxic Metals in Food

The Food and Drug Administration has yet to take any action, despite having spent three years quietly exploring the issue of toxic contaminants in food during the Trump administration.

“This is not a baby food problem. This is a food problem,” said Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund, which has lobbied for more regulation of heavy metals.

The congressional report, released earlier this month by a House Oversight Committee panel, found that four major baby food brands — Beech-Nut, Gerber, Earth’s Best Organic and HappyBABY — sold products that their own internal testing showed contained arsenic,

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