Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging

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  • Chemicals in fast food packaging have been linked to health problems
  • Fluorinated compounds are also in furniture, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and cookware

(CNN)Most of the time, when you order fast food, you know exactly what you're getting: an inexpensive meal that tastes great but is probably loaded with fat, cholesterol and sodium.

But it turns out that the packaging your food comes in could also have a negative impact on your health, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
    The report found fluorinated chemicals in one-third of the fast food packaging researchers tested.
      These chemicals are favored for their grease-repellent properties.