When you get food to go, you may be taking away more than expected. A recent study by George Washington University in the US found that those who ate out often had phthalate levels that were 35 per cent higher than those who tended to cook at home. This hormone-disrupting chemical has been linked to fertility issues, pregnancy troubles and other health complications, and pregnant women, teens and children are supposedly more susceptible to its effects. Some of the main sources of phthalate in food production are things like food wrappers, takeaway boxes, plastic food containers, gloves, and other kitchen equipment, so if you can’t avoid takeout entirely, it may be better for you to bring your own glass or stainless steel containers to be filled up. Also, it’s definitely more eco-friendly.
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