Denmark just banned PFAS from food packaging. It's still in take-out containers around the world.


Denmark just banned PFAS from food packaging. It's still in take-out containers around the world.

Denmark on Monday (Sept. 2) became the first country to completely ban PFAS from food packaging. The class of chemicals, also referred to as "perflourinated" or "flourinated" compounds, commonly coats microwave popcorn bags, baking paper, and take-out containers. PFAS are often used to make nonstick pans (like Teflon), waterproof clothing (like Goretex), and firefighting foam.