People Eating Home-cooked Meals Have Lower Levels of Harmful Chemicals in Their Bodies

Interesting Engineering | Oct 12, 2019 at 2:24 PM
  • In a report just published by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, four scientists from the Silent Spring Institute have analyzed the content of restaurant and fast food meals and determined that they contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer.
  • People who ate more frequently at restaurants or consumed more fast food, including pizza, had higher levels of PFAS in their bodies.
  • In a 2018 study, researchers at George Washington University and the University of California Berkeley at San Francisco found that people who regularly ate at restaurants, cafeterias and fast food places had had PFAS levels that were 35% higher than those who ate food purchased at grocery stores.