The culprits are a group of chemicals called phthalates, and they’re a subject of growing concern.
This latest study found that adults who ate out frequently had phthalate levels 35% higher than those who prepared most of their meals at home. While all kinds of restaurant, cafeteria, and fast food items increased phthalate exposure, cheeseburgers and sandwiches appeared to carry the highest risk.
This news is important because these chemicals have been linked to serious conditions including asthma, diabetes, obesity, and reduced fertility.
Find out what you can do to limit your exposure and eat healthier.
Cutting Back on Phthalates
It would be difficult to avoid phthalates completely because they’re in many items. That includes shampoo and dish detergent, as we…