Exploring Chemical Transport through Food: A Proposal for a Comprehensive Approach to Predict Exposures

In July 2015 I wrote a feature for Environmental Health Perspectives on chemical migration from packaging into food, and it's a subject I continue to ponder both in my daily life and as a journalist. A second, shorter story on the subject -- and on the bigger picture of chemical contamination of food and the global food web in which it is situated -- appears in this month's issue of EHP. This latest one is a news story, or Science Selection, addressing a new paper also published in the same issue. After that, another full-length feature is on the way; I'm currently reporting a story for EHP that will investigate the question of equitable reduction of exposure to chemicals chemicals via not only food/diet but also air and water.

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