Not the beloved mac 'n' cheese! Sadly, it's true. Researchers have found phthalates, a chemical often added to plastic to make it flexible, in your favorite comfort food. Yuck!
While our mac 'n' cheese isn't the only way phthalates are getting into our bodies, it is still something we want to avoid. As phthalates get into our systems, they can cause problems like infertility, slow developmental growth, diabetes, and even asthma. So, we really do want to avoid them as much as we can so that we can keep our risk of getting any of these health problems as low as possible.