Another reason why home-made is best! –
We know that homemade meals are usually more nutritious than the fries-burger-soda combo from your nearest fast food outlet. But that’s not the only reason cooking your own food is the healthier bet: Research suggests those quickly-delivered burgers could contain some pretty long-lasting chemicals.
A study released Wednesday by the Silent Spring Institute found that eating out, especially at fast food and pizza chains, corresponded with higher bodily levels of PFAS — also called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down under normal environmental conditions — than eating at home.
PFAS (or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, if you prefer long, science-y words) are a broad class of chemicals that have been linked to a number of adverse health effects, including cancer. Once you’ve ingested them, be it through contaminated water, food, or air, PFAS can linger in your body for weeks or even months.