Chemicals Used To Make Detergents, Rubber Gloves Found In McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut Food

Researchers tested 64 top menu items from McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Taco Bell, and Chipotle

New York: A new study reveals that phthalates, a chemical used to keep plastics soft, which are linked to many health problems, were found in food purchased from famous food chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Taco Bell and Chipotle.

Researchers tested 64 top menu items from McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Taco Bell, and Chipotle

All tested positive for phthalates, compounds that make plastic more pliable.

80 per cent contained a phthalate linked to a heightened risk for asthma, and 70 percent to one tied to reduced fertility

Items made with meat had higher levels of phthalates, while French fries and cheese pizza had the lowest.

Tags

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button