Proposal to eliminate Styrene as a food additive sign now


Because Styrene is a persistent organic pollutant (POP) it should not be allowed in our
food supply.
A POP is a pollutant that builds in our body. In this case the styrene builds in our fatty
tissues. It takes approximately twenty to thirty years to dissipate. Because it takes this
long it will never dissipate because we are exposed to it constantly.
Ё It is in the air from anything that burns, car exhaust, etc. It also accumulates in the
air from building supplies, gasoline fumes and tobacco smoke.
Ё It can leach into our water from landfills that have Styrofoam and plastics that
break down.
Ё It leaches in to our food from polystyrene food containers. It is also present in
some of our meats because it is in the animal grain.
Styrene attacks the central nervous system according to U.S. government research. One
of the main side effects is depression. Consider also the effects of styrene that is passed
along in breast milk to infants.
With all the current ways we are already exposed to Styrene is it necessary that foods
should contain Styrene as an additive? Help tell the FDA that we want this practice
stopped.

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Charles Lake

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