Restaurant Brands International CEO announces that alternatives to toxic PFAS are being tested and more details will be shared “in the next few months”
Today a new study finding toxic chemicals in 100% of breast milk samples tested was published in Environmental Science & Technology. Scientists from Toxic-Free Future, Indiana University, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute led the research, which shows that toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances)—including new generation compounds currently in use—build up in people.
The company is eliminating PFAS in packaging materials by 2025. Public health advocates urge the company to act by 2022 and call on Burger King and Wendy’s to follow suit.