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Phthalates-another reason to reduce fast food consumption

Nageen Waseem; Ather Hasan Rizvi.

Owing to its widespread availability, fast foods have managed to attract people from all social and economic backgrounds. This growing menace is causing widespread destruction in terms of human health. A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that fast food may be a significant source of noxious chemicals that may damage the reproductive system and cause infertility. These chemicals are phthalates, which are currently a hot topic of discussion. Phthalates which are mainly used as plasticizers are known to have many perverse health impacts. Procedures like food processing and packaging require equipment that contains phthalates which may leach into food.

Key words: Phthalates;consumption;infertility

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