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Chemicals In Food Packaging - Any Reason To Worry? - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Natural Sciences (Chemistry)

A euronews futuris feature from July 21, 2015. Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts.

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Most of the food we buy is packed in plastic, metal or other fabricated materials. That makes it easy to store and transport, but how can we be sure food packaging isn’t harmful to our health?

Substances in plastic containers make them flexible The information on cardboard boxes is printed in typographic paint. Should we be concerned that these chemicals are in contact with what we eat? To answer that question scientists at the Joint Research Centre in Italy are studying how various kinds of packaging and tableware interact with food, chemically.

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