FDA Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Food

Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

Philippe Grandjean, PhD, adjunct professor, environmental health, Harvard University, Boston; co-director, Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs (STEEP) Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.

Linda Birnbaum, PhD, director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, Durham, NC.

David Andrews, PhD, senior scientist, Environmental Working Group.

Alan Bjerga, senior vice president, communications, National Milk Producers Federation, Washington, D.C.

SETAC Europe, 29th Annual Meeting, Helsinki, Finland: “Investigation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in U.S. Food Products.”

Fish Consumption Advisory Sheet — PFOS, Alabama Department of Public Health.

EPA, Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfate, April 2019.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): Toxicological Profile of Perfluoroalkyls, Aug. 20, 2018.

Environmental Defense Fund-Health: ��FDA finds surprisingly high levels of PFAS in certain foods — including chocolate cake,” June 3, 2019.

Environmental Working Group: PFAS Contamination in the U.S., Accessed June 4, 2019.

FDA: “How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works.”

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