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Impact of Different Food Packaging Techniques on Human Health

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4-10-2021

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Advancements in food packaging and regulations are to be thanked for the increased shelf life and viability of food products. However, recent studies have shown that there is a need to re-evaluate how our food products are being packaged due to the presence of certain chemicals within the packaging itself. Compounds such as di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and bisphenol A (BPA) see widespread use as components in food packaging and are now known to be associated with adverse health effects. Phthalates like DEHP were suggested to be linked to reproductive complications amongst a myriad of health problems in animal models while BPA has shown to play a role in development of endocrine disorders and hormone dependent tumors. More research is necessary to ascertain the range of chronic exposure to these chemicals and to provide more proof that decreasing the use of these compounds in food packaging would be beneficial.

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Impact of Different Food Packaging Techniques on Human Health

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Advancements in food packaging and regulations are to be thanked for the increased shelf life and viability of food products. However, recent studies have shown that there is a need to re-evaluate how our food products are being packaged due to the presence of certain chemicals within the packaging itself. Compounds such as di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and bisphenol A (BPA) see widespread use as components in food packaging and are now known to be associated with adverse health effects. Phthalates like DEHP were suggested to be linked to reproductive complications amongst a myriad of health problems in animal models while BPA has shown to play a role in development of endocrine disorders and hormone dependent tumors. More research is necessary to ascertain the range of chronic exposure to these chemicals and to provide more proof that decreasing the use of these compounds in food packaging would be beneficial.