Scott Mabury talks to the Science Show about toxins in food wrappers found in human blood

Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:32:00 AM



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Professor Scott Mabury
of the Department of Chemistry and Vice-Provost, Academic Operations, recently spoke to Robyn Williams, host of the Science Show on Australian radio about how food packaging is a possible source of toxins. Fluorinated pollutants are found in fast food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags and similar wrappers to keep grease from are migrating into food, are being ingested by people and showing up as contaminants in blood.  

Click here to listen to the broadcast or to read the transcript.

More information on Dr. Scott Mabury's research:  http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/staff/MABURY/