Food from fast food restaurants contains in its composition substances that cause allergies and asthma. About it tell results of the work of scientists from George Washington University.

Typically, phthalates are used in the manufacture of medical equipment, building materials and packaging for food products. Apparently, some phthalates penetrate from the packages directly in food. In some cases these substances can cause bronchial asthma attacks.

Scientists measured the concentration of DEHP and DiNP in the blood of volunteers 8 877. Before analysis, each subject underwent a survey that said that he had eaten in the previous 24 hours. The people who ate in fast food, had a urine sample with a high content of the two compounds from the group of phthalates. The level was increased by about a third from the norm.

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