The Secret Ingredient in Your Microwave Popcorn: PFAS Chemicals

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Tasty and toxic? A new study finds elevated levels of PFAS chemicals in microwave popcorn and fast food fans. (Credit: Maxim Larin/Shutterstock)

BPA isn’t the only chemical in our food supply you should be aware of.

A group of manmade chemicals called PFAS have been in use since the mid-20th century and they’re in our water, our air, our soil and potentially in your afternoon snack. A new study finds these chemicals may pose much greater health risks than previously thought.

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