(CNN) – The CDC found people who eat a lot of fast food have higher levels of hormone disruptors in their system. It’s because some of the chemicals used in packaging and food processing can leach into what you’re eating.
The hormone disrupter can cause infertility, it’s been linked to reduce IQ and behavioral problems in children exposed in the womb, and it can also raise the risk of diabetes in women and children.
The National Restaurant Association and the American Chemistry Council are working together to review the study. They say the chemical levels found are “well below” the levels the environmental protection agency deem likely to increase health risk.
CDC researchers argue the EPA’s set limit is outdated.