CALIFORNIA'S BAN ON 4 'TOXIC' FOOD CHEMICALS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
California has banned four 'toxic' food chemicals: perchlorate, PFAS, phthalates, and bisphenols.
Perchlorate is a chemical used in rocket fuel and can affect thyroid function.
PFAS are chemicals used in non-stick cookware and can cause health problems.
Phthalates are used in plastics and can disrupt hormones.
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Bisphenols are used in food packaging and can also disrupt hormones.
The ban will affect manufacturers and retailers in California, who will need to find alternatives to these chemicals.
Consumers may see changes in the products they buy, as manufacturers switch to safer alternatives.
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