These Chemicals in Pizza Boxes and Carpeting Last Forever

By: Emily Himes

Perflourinated compounds make things “nonstick” and can be found in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, fast-food wrappers, carpets, camping gear, and cookware. However, these chemicals are expected to last for thousands of years in the environment. Certain PFCs have been phased out, which has helped the situation in the environment, but scientists are not sure whether the new chemicals replacing them are any better. Almost 100% of Americans have some sort of PFC in their bloodstream, which can make you more vulnerable to cancer.

Source: New York Times

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