Impacts of Food Contact Chemicals on Human Health Report Released

Via the Plastic Pollution Coalition

Scientists from around the world agree – the chemicals in plastic packaging are contaminating our food and putting our health, particularly the health of our children, at risk. 

An unprecedented report documenting over 1,000 peer-reviewed studies on the subject, called Impacts of Food Contact Chemicals on Human Health: A Consensus Statement was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health, by the Food Packaging Forum and other scientific advisors on March 3.

This statement could not be clearer: single-use packaging isn’t just a pollution crisis – it’s a public health threat.

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As a member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, RAW Foundation join with public health advocates around the globe to call on lawmakers to:

  1. ensure full disclosure and traceability of chemicals used in packaging throughout the supply chain;
  2. restrict the use of hazardous chemicals in food packaging (and products), and prevent regrettable substitutions, and
  3. adopt policies that support the transition towards safe, reusable, and refillable packaging.

Sign the declaration of concern here.