PFAS control advocates highlight FDA data showing chemicals in food

Chocolate cake

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey campaigners for tighter curbs on toxic PFAS chemicals got a boost from new federal data showing the chemicals are present in foods such as salmon, pineapple, kale, and even chocolate cake.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the chemicals in 10 kinds of meat and fish and several other foods tested in eight states in October 2017, according to the data that was presented to a recent environmental conference but has yet to be officially published by the agency.

The states, all in the FDA’s mid-Atlantic region, did not include New Jersey, but the widely available nature of the foods suggests that New Jersey and other states are likely to be affected …

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