FDA finds PFAS in foods

Jun 11, 2019

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While potentially toxic chemicals have been discovered in dozens of drinking water supplies across the state of Michigan, a recent report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that a number of grocery store bought foods might also be contaminated.

According to the FDA’s findings, Polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called “PFAS,” were found in various packaged foods….some even registering over 250 times higher than what has been “deemed safe” to eat by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. David Andrews is a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization in Washington D.C. He’s also the co-author of a recent article that broke the news about the FDA’s discovery of PFAS in food.

WGVU talks with Dr. Andrews about the FDA’s report and he offers an opinion on how federal lawmakers should be addressing the issue.