Fast Food and Phthalates

Fast Food and Phthalates: Another reason to reconsider the meals away from home

There is little doubt that eating at fast food restaurants and other convenience-based food outlets carries a significant health risk.  For many consumers the understanding is that the foods served at these places tends to have more sugar, might be high in saturated fat, or could be fried in low quality seed oils that get reused repeatedly.  As if this were not enough to reconsider, a new study published last week revealed even greater risks.  Those subjects followed over time showed that their blood phthalate levels were on average 35% higher the morning after eating at a fast food restaurant or sandwich shop. Continue reading