Warning: Toxic Glue Used in Supermarket Food Packaging Poses Serious Health Risk
June 19, 2010
The food you buy at the supermarket may be contaminated by a highly toxic chemical found in the glue of packaging labels. The chemical is in the same class of toxicity as mercury, asbestos and hydrochloric acid.
It could cause organ failure and even death in high doses.
The Daily Mail reports:
"... researchers ... studied four different acrylic adhesives commonly used on food labels. They examined in detail 11 compounds found in the glues, four of which seeped through the packaging. Three of these had low toxicity while the remaining compound belonged to the highest risk category."