People who eat a lot of fast food may be exposed to higher amounts of certain chemicals in plastics that are believed to disrupt human hormones and possibly cause cancer, according to a U.S. study.
Researchers found that people who eat the most fast food have up to 39 percent more of two industrial chemicals called phthalates in their blood than those who eat less, or no fast food at all.
“We found a significant association suggesting that the more fast food someone eats, the higher the levels of two particular phthalates known to be used in food packaging . . .