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FDA Allows Ongoing Use of Toxic Chemicals that Leach into Food and Drinks

The agency’s decision leaves people, especially Black and Latino, exposed to hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and harm to brain development

By Zahra Ahmad. Earth Justice.

On July 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirmed its May 2022 decision to allow the ongoing use of phthalates, a class of toxic chemicals, in food packaging and food production equipment. Health and environme...


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