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Chemicals in fast food packaging

Updated 8:31 AM ET, Wed February 1, 2017
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A study by the Silent Spring Institute found fluorinated chemicals in one-third of the fast food packaging tested. Previous studies have shown PFASs can migrate from food packaging into the food you eat. What types of packaging pose the greatest risk? Click through this gallery to find out. Shutterstock
38% of the sandwich/burger contact paper tested contained fluorine. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg/Getty Images
56% of the dessert/bread contact paper tested contained fluorine. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
57% of the Tex-Mex contact paper tested contained fluorine. David Cooper/Toronto Star/Getty Images
20% of the food contact paperboard tested contained fluorine. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg/Getty Images
None of the non-contact paper tested contained fluorine. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg/Getty Images
None of the paper cups tested contained fluorine. Shutterstock
16% of milk and juice containers tested contained fluorine. Shutterstock
None of the "miscellaneous" fast food packaging (such as lids and applesauce containers) tested contained fluorine. Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe/Getty Images